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Major Commodities

Arecanut

Arecanut (Areca catechu L.), is a highly profitable commercial crop. It is the source of common chewing nut, popularly known as betel nut or Supari and very much linked with religious practices.

Arecanut seeds contain alkaloids such as arecaidine and arecoline which when chewed are intoxicating and slightly addictive. The seed also contains tannins (pyrocyanidins) called arecatannins which are carcinogenic. These tannin extractions are used in leather industry.

India stands first in world arecanut production.

Arrivals in QTLS

Major Markets

Channagiri

Hosanagara

Mangalore

Puttur

Sagar

Shimogga

Siddapura

Sirsi

Theerthahalli

2014-15

79340

16491

77008

68532

88629

391071

44538

191365

43635

2015-16

107094

65070

133549

78876

92945

347347

49288

189426

48796

2016-17

140492

85739

104713

198675

104669

391828

64204

188370

45383

2017-18

72757

69285

101419

255186

95028

335015

54904

132394

43162

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THE ORGANISATION

Government of Karnataka had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Additional Secretary to Government, Co-operation Department to explore means to improve the agricultural marketing system, identify the interventions required in the sector and suggest necessary reforms.

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