The Agricultural Prices Commission of India will be visiting the Coconut Development Board on August 23 to convene discussions on formulating a price policy for copra for the 2013 season.

The Commission will be headed by Ashok Gulati, Chairman, CACP (Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices) and members A.K. Vishandass, Adviser, A.K. Jena and Anandi Subramanian.

CACP advises the Government on the price policy of major agricultural commodities with a view to evolving a balanced and integrated price structure in keeping with the overall needs of the economy and the interests of the producer and the consumer.

The team will discuss with officials of the CDB, State Government, State Agricultural Prices Board and farmers’ representatives. The Coconut Development Board has submitted a draft price policy for the 2013 season to CACP.

In order to formulate a price policy for copra in the 2012 -13 season, the commission will also hold discussions with coconut growers’ representatives at Pollachi, an area with potential area in Tamil Nadu on August 24. Farmer representatives can also submit representations to the team.

(This article was published on August 17, 2012)
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