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Tropical fruit cultivation will be promoted: Minister KN Balagopal

Finance Minister KN Balagopal mentioned that the federal government will present all attainable help to the farmers to advertise the cultivation of tropical fruits. The minister was responding to the media after visiting the farms of fruit farmers in Kalur close to Thodupuzha.

Rambutan, mangosteen, durian, avocado and different fruits are grown by farmers on this area. Farming practices that generate revenue for farmers needs to be inspired. Conventional farming alone will not be sufficient. Cultivation of latest fruit bushes also needs to be tried. Farmers say that they get a mean revenue of greater than two lakh per acre by means of fruits like mangosteen. The federal government is able to present obligatory infrastructure for agriculture, together with the opportunity of value-added merchandise.

Farmers are elevating the demand that they need to be allowed to domesticate these crops in additional areas to extend their revenue. Cultivation of fruits will not be at present lined beneath Plantation Act. The finance minister additionally mentioned that there needs to be a common determination after discussions in varied sectors about protecting the land as plantations and testing new farming strategies there.
Together with the minister, Kerala Financial institution President Gopi Kottamurikal additionally visited the fruit tree plantation of Shaji Joseph Kochukudi at Kalur.

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