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Arecanut production sees 55% jump in 5 years

Arecanut output in the state has seen a growth of fifty five for every cent over the last five years, if the written reply in Rajya Sabha is any indicator.

The overall arecanut output increased from 7.13 lakh tonnes (lt) in 2015-16 to 11.07 lt in 2019-20, registering a growth of fifty five.twenty five for every cent.

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha member KC Ramamurthy, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, stated that Karnataka, Assam, Kerala, Tripura, Meghalaya and West Bengal are the major producers of arecanut in the state.

ARECA Output (in tonnes)

Condition

2015-16

2019-20 (third advance estimate)

Karnataka

436290

850000

Assam

74780

79470

Kerala

102200

63020

Tripura

9920

24510

Meghalaya

26200

24010

West Bengal

22660

23060

Other states

41790

43550

(Resource: Rajya Sabha answer)

Karnataka, which contributes approximately seventy five for every cent to the domestic output, noticed a growth

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