Kerala’s shut-down hits pepper trade

Elvera Bartels

Pepper sector in Kochi was closed owing to the absence of pursuits in the major and terminal marketplaces adhering to the shut-down introduced by the State Govt to counter the virus menace.

Nonetheless, the trade is pretty considerably concerned and anxious more than the developments in the Tamil Nadu border for denying entry to cars. Even cars carrying greens are forbidden. Likewise, vehicles loaded with spices are currently being denied entry the two for inward and outward journey, reported Kishore Shamji of Kishor Spices.

He sought the immediate intervention of the Kerala Govt to ease the scenario as crew customers in these vehicles are experiencing larger problems owing to minimal facilities in the borders.

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