Campco urges Karnataka to introduce minimum support rate for rubber growers by admin- Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 06:28:25 AM
Campco mentioned the enormous drop in rubber expenses, impacting around 60,000 growers in Karnataka.
The Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd has asked the Karnataka authorities to put into effect a Minimum Support Price (MSP) scheme for rubber growers inside the country on the lines of the scheme prolonged to rubber growers in Kerala.
In a letter to the Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, the President of Campco, Kishore Kumar Kodgi, stated rubber growers have been affected in Karnataka due to the steep fall in costs of the commodity.
Nearly 60,000 growers inside the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Kodagu, Shivamogga, Chikmagaluru, Hassan and Mysuru have taken up cultivation of rubber on round fifty five,000 hectares of land in the Karnataka. Karnataka produces around forty,000 tonnes of herbal rubber, he said.
Stating that the rate of herbal rubber has come down from ₹242 a kg in 2011 to ₹a hundred and forty a kg in 2023, he requested the Karnataka government to support rubber growers inside the state to tide over this example.