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Begin e-auction, say cardamom growers

Appealing to the Prime Minister of India, members of Kerala Cardamom Growers Union here have urged for early resumption of e-auction of their produce both at Bodi and at Putthady in Idukki district, Kerala.

In a mail sent to the PM, Union president T. K. S. M. Uthayakumar said on Saturday that the e-auction was suspended in March end due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Since then, the industry has suffered huge loss. On the one hand, planters were unable to sell their produce as the e-auction centres were closed and on other hand many farmers could not visit their farms in ...

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