KERALA

Cocoa procurement

KATTAPPANA: As part of the cocoa procurement plan, meeting to select farmers were held in Karimkunnam, Purappuzha and Manakkad grama panchayats in the district. Panchayat officials also attended the meetings.

About 50 farmers each will be enlisted in each district for procuring the beans. The beans would be procured at 30 per cent higher than the market rate. The farmers will be eligible for annual bonus, said a press note here.

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