Betel leaf growers are facing losses as the leaves dropped from the trees due to intense cold and heavy fog this season.
“I have to face huge losses due to dropping of the betel leaves,” said Donbosco Khonglah, a betel leaf farmer of Meghatila punjee under Kulaura upazila of the district.
28 Feb 2017 — Not only Donbosco, but most of the Khasi growers are worried because they’re in the same situation.
Farmers say about 10,000 betel cultivators in Kamalganj, Kulaura, Sreemangal, Rajnagor, Juri and Barlekha upazilas left cultivation in recent years due to uncertainty caused by the cold.
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