Minister for Agriculture, Animal Welfare, and Printing K.P. Mohanan will inaugurate the Malabar regional phase of raw coconut procurement through Krishi Bhavans at the Agricultural Wholesale Centre in Vengeri at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Chairman of Kerafed Manayath Chandran told reporters here on Friday that the programme was an attempt to protect farmers against fall in the price of coconut. Raw de-husked coconut will be procured through three Krishi Bhavans in each block. In Malabar, the facility has been arranged in all districts except Wayanad, where the concentration of coconut farmers is low.