Tamil Nadu Agricultural University announced the price forecast for bananas under the TN-IAM project-funded Price Forecasting Scheme. The advisory includes major banana varieties, Poovan, Karpuravalli and Nendran.
The 17 long years of price analysis on Poovan, Karpuravalli and Nendhran banana of Coimbatore, witnessed a stable price between August-September. The expected average farm gate price for the same would be Rs. 17-18 per kg for Poovan, Rs.20-22 for Karpuravalli and Rs.38-40 per kg for Nendhran respectively, in the Coimbatore market. Hence, this aids farmers in appropriate fixation of the market price.
Districts of Theni, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore, Trichy, Tirunelveli and Tuticorin are the major banana producers of Poovan, Karpuravalli and Nendran in Tamil Nadu.