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Yogi govt assures no ban on arecanut, review of cess on Karnataka growers

Of the overall arecanut production of 700,000 tonnes, Karnataka alone produces around 500,000 tonnes

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has confirmed that he will not ban arecanut in He met a delegation led by CAMPCO Chairman and assured them that he would positively look into the matter of levied by the UP government.

On Tuesday he met a delegation led by The Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Co-operative Limited (CAMPCO) Chairman. CAMPCO said that The Chief Minister has confirmed that he will not ban arecanut in

He also assured he would stand by the Areca Growers and positively respond to all their problems.

Arecanut growers have said in are already facing the problem of APMC of 1.5 per cent levied by their home state. This is over and above 5 per cent The government has levied 0.5 per cent mandi (market tax).

They said mandi prevailed in states like Maharastra which was withdrawn after the implementation of

The growers already represented to Government to remove APMC and also approached Government to remove mandi

"While we are yet to hear any positive news from the Government, Chief Minister responded positively," said a representative of the Arecanut Growers Association.

It may be noted, of the overall arecanut production of 700,000 tonnes, alone produces around 500,000 tonnes.

First Published: Wed, September 27 2017. 17:45 IST
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