Coconut prices up
The price of coconuts has increased in Kurunegala and suburban areas
in the last two weeks. The increase of price of coconuts has grately
benefited smallholders of coconuts in the rural areas.
The price of king coconuts has come down with commencement of the
rainy season. Small holders in rural areas send their coconuts to the
town area to get a higher price. Pluckers have also increased their fee
and demand Rs. 60 to Rs. 70 per tree. There is an acute shortage of
pluckers in rural areas. Production of coconuts in the town area has
gone down considerably due to large scale uprooting of trees to build
houses and the partition of land into small blocks.