Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: A delegation of All India Areca nut Growers’ Association met Deputy Commissioner M. Maheshwar Rao here on Tuesday and apprised him of their woes. Tha areca nut growers in Dakshina Kannada had suffered a 50 per cent crop failure owing to “Kole roga” (fruit-rot disease) and wind during rainy season. The association sought compensation from the Government for growers. In a memorandum submitted to Mr. Maheshwar Rao, its president Manchi Srinivasa Achar said no there was no permanent remedy for fruit-rot disease.