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Karnataka govt hikes incentive for dry coconut growers


PTI, Aug 7, 2020, 8:16 AM IST

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has decided to increase the incentives given to copra (dry coconut) growers. The Centre has announced a support price of Rs 10,300 per quintal of copra.

“However, the growers were demanding Rs 1,000 extra, which the state government accepted,” said a press release.

“A decision to this effect was taken in a cabinet sub-committee on stabilizing the rates of agriculture and horticulture products,” said an official press release.

Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi chaired the meeting in which Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy, Food and Civil Supplies Minister K Gopalaiah and Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B Chauhan were present.

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