According to some estimates, the production could slump 60-70%.
The seafood industry feels the need for sustainable aquaculture to counter setbacks and increase production.
The multi-state paddy farmers association proposes to add 500 core paddy farmers and thousands of associate members.
The agrarian district is known for cultivation of coffee, tea, spices and rubber, and has seen suicides by some farmers unable to repay their loans.
China accounts for 30-40% of India’s total jeera exports and it usually import large quantities in March and April.
The most vocal critics of the scheme are officials of West Bengal govt & ministers in Madhya Pradesh.
The all-India production touched 6,00,000 tonnes last year, of which Gujarat alone accounts for over 50%.
Farmers say the national rubber policy has been in limbo for four years. It was supposed to restrict imports, offer a minimum support price and regard rubber as agricultural produce.
Growers and traders said average prices touched a decade high of Rs 1,500 per kg this week from Rs 1,200 three months ago.
Seafood exporters are also facing pressure from US' seafood import monitoring programme (SIMP).
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