Arecanut production sees 55% jump in 5 years

Arecanut manufacturing in the state has found a expansion of 55 for every cent over

Arecanut manufacturing in the state has found a expansion of 55 for every cent over the very last 5 decades, if the penned reply in Rajya Sabha is any indication.

The whole arecanut manufacturing elevated from 7.13 lakh tonnes (lt) in 2015-sixteen to 11.07 lt in 2019-twenty, registering a expansion of 55.twenty five for every cent.

In a penned reply to the Rajya Sabha member KC Ramamurthy, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, stated that Karnataka, Assam, Kerala, Tripura, Meghalaya and West Bengal are the big producers of arecanut in the state.

ARECA Generation (in tonnes)

State

2015-sixteen

2019-twenty (3rd progress estimate)

Karnataka

436290

850000

Assam

74780

79470

Kerala

102200

63020

Tripura

9920

24510

Meghalaya

26200

24010

West Bengal

22660

23060

Other states

41790

43550

(Source: Rajya Sabha respond to)

Karnataka, which contributes virtually seventy five for every cent to the domestic manufacturing, saw a expansion of ninety five for every cent in manufacturing in the past 5 decades. Full manufacturing in the State elevated to eight.five lt in 2019-twenty from 4.36 lt in 2015-sixteen, registering a expansion of ninety four.ninety five for every cent.

It stated that the spot and manufacturing of arecanut has been revised in Karnataka from 2018-19 onwards, based mostly on the complete enumeration applying GPS-enabled mobile application for estimation of spot beneath different crops.

Kerala and Meghalaya saw a decrease in arecanut manufacturing throughout the interval in between 2015-sixteen and 2019-twenty. The manufacturing arrived down from one.02 lt in 2015-sixteen to 63,000 tonnes in 2019-twenty in Kerala. In Meghalaya, the manufacturing dipped to 24,010 tonnes in 2019-twenty as from 26,200 tonnes in 2015-sixteen.

The minister’s reply stated that most of the arecanut generated in the state is eaten domestically and India’s share of export in the worldwide current market is considerably less than five for every cent.

When the member required to know the constraints faced by the ministry in constituting an ‘Arecanut Board’ on the strains of Espresso Board, Rubber Board, Tea Board, and so forth, the minister replied that there are previously a quantity of businesses these types of as the Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Advancement (DASD), the Central Plantation Crops Investigate Institute (CPCRI), and the Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and advertising and Processing Cooperative Ltd (Campco) that are doing work to encourage arecanut and secure interests of arecanut farmers.