“Our Ancestors had survived by consuming Jackfruit, when paddy was not sufficient for consumption” expressed a farmer at ‘Jackfruit Mela’.
True to the words, Jackfruit was once upon a time a form of staple food in Kodagu. These trees were retained to provide shade to the Cardamom. Then the traditional cardamom growing areas were converted to coffee plantations. Read More
The package is applicable for small planters who’s holdings are less than 25 acre and have
taken the special coffee term loan before 2002.
The Union Govt has approved the coffee loan waiver package for Rs 241.33 crore. Under the guidelines
the small planters who are eligible will now only have to pay 25 per cent of the loan amount to the banks. Read More
The special package shall offer growers relief of up to 75 per cent of their total outstanding loans existing prior to 2002. Includes a 20 per cent waiver on crop loan liabilities, subject to a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh. For loans taken after 2002, one-tenth of the liability will be waived, subject to a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh.
The package only applies growers with holdings of up to 25 acres. Read More
At Thursday’s Coffee Association of India’s auction at bangalore,exporters stayed away from bidding due to weak domestic and export demand for coffee.
One of the other reasons being the upward swing of rupee against the dollar, which reduces the earnings of exporter as the international coffee trade is dominated by dollar.
Only 39 tonnes out of the 238.12 on auction got sold. Read More
As the Jamma Land issue and rights over it is being raked up again, Journalist P T Bopanna throws some insights about the whole Jamma Land issue in Coorg [1. Whose land is it anyway? P.T.Bopanna, Deccan Herald 2011.] . Includes history, sucessive rulers stand and the current government and land holders tussle. Read MoreRead More...
Revenue Secretary G.S.Narayanan circular stating that the rights over the bane lands rests with the government and not the land holders in Coorg has met with unified rejection in Coorg.
The Land holders have questioned the government’s repeated U-turn’s on the issue. The government had previously withdrawn a similar notification. Read More
Speaking to press persons at the College of Forestry yesterday the Agriculture minister S.A. Ravindranath assured that the Government would ensure that there was adequate stock of fertilizers for farmers, and necessary steps have been taken to meet the demand.
He said the Government has spent Rs 400 crore to buy a stockpile of 3 lakh ton of fertilizers. Read More