As ‘Nendran’ prices skyrocket, it’s party time for banana thieves
Kunjithanni: With Onam season drawing near, raw banana prices are shooting up in the state, so too the number of banana thieves!
Raw bananas are used to make a number of dishes and fries in Kerala and is in high demand during the Onam festival.
Now, with the prices going up, the bananas have become a savoury deal for the local thieves. However, this menace has left the farmers, who were looking up to a bright season, in a lurch.
Banana thefts has become rampant in Muthuvankudy and Etty City areas. Banana fruit stalks are being cut and sent out from the plantation areas during night.
The farmers have urged the police to strengthen night patrolling in the area.