Campco’s areca procurement price rises above pre-lockdown level

The Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd has made a decision to enhance the procurement cost of white arecanut by ₹5/kg with outcome from Wednesday. With this, the cost of the new stocks of white arecanut has crossed the pre-lockdown amount.

Suresh Bhandary, Running Director of Campco, explained to BusinessLine that the procurement cost of new stocks of white arecanut has been greater from ₹270/kg to ₹275 /kg from Wednesday. New stocks of white arecanut experienced shut at ₹267/kg in the pre-lockdown sector. With this, the growers will be receiving ₹7 a kg more than the pre-lockdown cost.

He claimed the procurement cost of previous stocks of white arecanut has been greater from ₹295/kg to ₹300/kg from Wednesday. The cost dominated at about ₹300/kg in the pre-lockdown sector.

He claimed the whole sealing of borders with neighbouring international locations has set a complete brake on legal and illegal imports of arecanut. The imported stocks were conference a sizeable section of the need in the northern marketplaces this sort of as Uttar Pradesh.

Stating that these marketplaces are entirely dependent on domestic stocks now, he claimed, this element is driving the need for white arecanut in the arecanut-rising centres.

At a time when the arecanut-consuming sector was shut down entirely due to lockdown, the cooperative made a decision to enterprise into arecanut procurement on April thirteen at a foundation cost of ₹250/ kg for new stocks of white arecanut, and ₹275/kg for previous stocks.

Bhandary claimed the choice was taken then to prevent stress advertising of the commodity by farmers and to deliver balance to the sector.

On April 27, Campco additional greater the cost to ₹255/kg for new stocks and ₹280/kg for previous stocks of white arecanut.

On Could 4, it greater the procurement cost to ₹270/kg for new stocks and ₹295/kg for previous stocks of white arecanut.