INDIA: Coconut farmers welcome new government proposals
Coconut farmers are welcoming new government proposals designed to protect their interests by stabilising prices and investing in disease prevention. There is also the possibility that an import tax may be levied on copra entering India from other countries. Agriculture minister Ramrao Desai revealed that the mechanisms were proposed after Tivim MLA Dayanand Narvekar made a 'calling attention motion'in parliament yesterday (18 January).
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