The weekly copra auction is held at the Anaimalai Regulated Market near Pollachi. Accordingly, the copra coconut auction was held. The supervisor of the auction presided over the mansion.
Farmers in Pollachi, Anaimalai and surrounding areas brought copra coconuts for auction. The price of copra was slightly higher per kg than last week. Thus the farmers rejoiced. Regular sales officials also said: –
At the auction in Anaimalai, 82 farmers brought 429 bundles of copra. The auction was attended by 8 traders. The copra coconuts were graded and auctioned. Accordingly, 220 bundles of first-grade copra were auctioned at Rs 89.60 to Rs 91.99 per kg and 209 bundles of second-grade copra at Rs 73.50 to Rs 86 per kg.
The supply of 118 bundles of copra was lower than last week. Meanwhile, the supply was low and the price was only 65 per kilo. Thus they said. According to the farmers, steps have been taken to start purchasing copra at regular outlets in Negombo and Chencherimalai in the Coimbatore district.
They also said that a copra purchasing centre should be started in Pollachi and Anaimalai..
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