Mysuru: The temperatures are rising across North India, and the people are relying on rehydrating drinks for respite.
The rising temperature may not be a pleasant experience for North Indians, but for the farmers of Mysuru-Mandya region, its a reason to rejoice. Around 8 lakh tender coconuts from the region are being supplied to various parts of North India. There is a rising demand for tender coconuts, this season.
The demand for tender coconuts has increased in Pandavapura, Gowdahalli, Mandya and Channarayapattana markets, in the recent days, as a large number of trucks from North India stand in queues to puchase and load the tender coconuts.
High demand for the tender coconuts has also increased their price. Earlier farmers would sell the tender coconuts directly in the market for Rs 15-Rs 18. Now they sell thousands of tender coconuts and still get Rs 27 per coconut, after paying the commission and transport charges. The price for each tender coconut has reached Rs 32 in the market.
Reportedly, the demand for tender coconuts has increased in Andra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Delhi. "The requirement is for around 120 truck loads of tender coconuts, but only 60-80 loads are being fulfilled," say sources.
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