Kerala Congress(M) demands 'price stability fund' for coconuts

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Kozhikode: Kerala Congress(M) district conference demanded setting up of a 'price stability fund' for coconuts in Kerala. The party members suggested a 'price stability fund' of Rs 40 to help the struggling farmers. Since 2015, rubber has had a 'price stability fund' in the state.

It was suggested that existing norms in the procurement of coconuts from farmers are causing hardships and should be avoided. The provision that limits only eight coconuts to be collected per tree should be removed. Further, the farmer is given a certificate of testimony from the Krishi Bhavan based on the tax receipt.

Further, the conference also applauded the decision to coordinate various departments in eco-sensitive areas survey instead of the Forest Department alone. Earlier, Kerala Congress(M) chairman Jose K Mani submitted an appeal demanding the government to consider this.

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