KARNATAKA

Federation welcomes package

Correspondent

CHIKMAGALUR: The Karnataka Growers' Federation has welcomed the package of relief measures to revive the coffee sector approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs of the Centre in New Delhi on Friday. In a press release, H.R. Lakshman Gowda and N.K. Pradeep, federation president and general secretary respectively, have called it a victory for their organisation. Although there has been a marginal improvement in coffee prices, only 30 per cent of the normal coffee production was achieved in 2004-05 because of extensive damage to plantations caused by white stem borer.

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