Auctioning Monopoly may End Soon

Published: 27th November 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2014 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

IDUKKI: The monopoly being enjoyed by private parties in cardamom auctioning  in Kerala and Tamil Nadu is likely to end soon as the State Trading Corporation is planning to take over the control over it.

“Such a move will be a great relief to the small scale farmers who have been bearing the brunt of the unfair trade practices prevailing in the auctioning centres at Puttady in Idukki and Bodinaikanur in Tamil Nadu,” Karshaka Morcha Idukki unit president Jaice John said.

“The validity of the permit in possession of seven private players was till August 30. The government extended it to three months, which will end on Nov 30,” he said.

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