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Coconut growers in distress as copra prices fall – The Hindu

The price of copra in the market at Tiptur in Tumkur district and Channarayapatna in Hassan district was at Rs.6,400 per quintal on Wednesday. This is Rs.100 less than the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.6,500 declared by the Central government. For last few days, the price has been in the same range, leaving the coconut growers worried.The growers have been looking forward to the Department of Agriculture Marketing and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation to intervene and help them growers by setting up the procurement centres. However, so far, there are no signs of setting up of such centres.

Source: Coconut growers in distress as copra prices fall – The Hindu

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‘Stop water release, face issue legally’ – The Hindu

State president of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha Kodihalli Chandrashekar has urged the State government to stop the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu and face the issue legally.Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Mr.Chandrashekar said that the Prime Minister will intervene only when a constitutional crisis arises. He alleged that some political parties are behaving very irresponsibly regarding the Cauvery issue.

Source: ‘Stop water release, face issue legally’ – The Hindu