Campco increases days for areca procurement in Kerala

The Central Arecanut and Cocoa Internet marketing and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd has made the decision to get arecanut from growers in Kasaragod district of Kerala 3 times in a week.

SN Khandige, Vice-President of Campco Ltd, explained to Organization Line that the Kasaragod district administration has provided permission to increase the selection of days of procurement in a week.

Until now, the cooperative was permitted to procure arecanut from grower-customers in Kasaragod district of Kerala only just one day in a week. Next the permission from the Kasaragod district administration, the cooperative has made the decision to increase the selection of days of procurement to 3 days in a week with result from May 4.

Campco will procure arecanut from growers at Badiadka, Kanhangad, Bayar, Perla, Bandadka, Neerchal and Mulleriya branches of Kerala on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each and every week, he said.

A member can offer a utmost of five hundred kg of arecanut in a month. Taking into consideration the social distancing specifications, just about every department will be able to get arecanut from a utmost of thirty customers in between 11 am and 4 pm on the days outlined.

He said the customers will have to choose tokens from the branches concerned before bringing the commodity for marketing. The grower-customers will have to follow all the rules issued by the governing administration on social distancing and other related concerns, he included.