Campco seeks curbs on arecanut, pepper imports via Indo-Myanmar border by admin- Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 07:45:43 AM
The relevant Arecanut and Cocoa advertising and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd has entreated the outside Affairs Ministry to restriction the motion of arecanut and pepper at integrated test post (ICP) at Moreh in Manipur alongside the India-Myanmar border.
In a letter to the external Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, the President of Campco A Kishore Kumar Kodgi stated the import of arecanut has affected the domestic marketplace resulting in terrific misery to farmers.
The commodity, which draws an import obligation of 108 in step with cent on a minimum import tariff price of ₹251 a kg, is being smuggled to India from Myanmar with impunity and is coming into India thru Silchar in Assam and Falakanta in West Bengal from in which it’s far despatched by means of rail and avenue to the principal markets along with Nagpur, Kanpur, etc., he stated, adding, the imported arecanut is being offered in Indian marketplace within the variety of ₹250-260 a kg.
Relating to the recent notification of the outside Affairs Ministry to open border gates no. 1 and a pair of for alternate at ICP, Moreh (Manipur) at India-Myanmar border, he stated: “although we recognize the initiative of the authorities to resume change at the borders, it’s far a humble request submitted on behalf of the arecanut and pepper farmers to restrict the trade of at the least arecanut and pepper commodities and allow different commodities to move via the said gates.”
He said India is self-enough within the production of arecanut. Indian pepper production meets the domestic requirements. In this kind of scenario, the necessity of the import of arecanut and pepper does now not rise up.
“hence, within the light of the above and inside the first-class hobby of the areca and pepper farmers of our u . S . A ., we request your desirable offices to restrict the movement of arecanut and pepper thru the gates of Manipur at the India-Myanmar border, and as a result direct the authorities worried to shrink these commodities from stepping into the home market,” Kodgi said within the letter.