Watch | How palm oil shortage has impacted the Manapparai murukku trade

A video on the making of the Manapparai murukku and the challenges faced by its makers, due to the shortage of Indonesian palm oil

Updated - June 01, 2022 03:28 pm IST

Published - June 01, 2022 03:21 pm IST

The Manapparai murukku is a crunchy, bite-sized delicacy. It is a popular snack in Manapparai which is located on the Tiruchi-Dindigul highway in Tamil Nadu.

The snack is in the list of 24 unique products of the State, awaiting a GI tag.

But the makers of this snack are currently hit by . shortage in supplies and increased cost

Therefore, they are more concerned about surviving inflation than getting a GI tag.

The big reason is the shortage of palm oil. Palm oil from Indonesia is considered to be economical and has a shelf life for over a month.

But Indonesia’s ban on palm oil exports was felt strongly in Manapparai. Large-scale manufacturers are the worst-hit by the shortage in supplies.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.