Lockdown Brews Fresh Crisis for Karnataka Coffee Growers

From: menafn.com

Reeling under distress and losses due to rains, floods and landslides over the last two years, the Covid-induced lockdown has been brewing fresh crisis for coffee growers in Karnataka, the land of the aromatic beverage, according to a trade representative, here on Saturday.

“Even as we were grappling with the fallout of floods and landslides on plantations over the last 2 years, the extended Covid lockdown spelt heavy losses for us as it disrupted operations and damaged coffee beans,” Karnataka Planters’ Association Chairman Shirish Vijayendra told IANS from Chikmagalur, about 240 km northwest of Bengaluru.

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