Flood, drought, labor problem, drop in the coffee prices and added to these, the coffee planters are facing a new problem due to the raging rain. Normally, a drizzle is common in the month of February. But, at a few places it rained incessantly due to which coffee beans dropped from the plants and the coffee from the drying yard, was washed away.
Valnoor-Tyagattur area witnessed heavy rains yesterday. Valnoor and Tyagattur received 2 and 3 inches of rain, respectively. Coffee that belonged to Mundrumane family and Bhagavathi temple got washed away from the yard. 45 bags of coffee that belonged to Mundrumane Likith Chakravarthy, 60 bags belonging to Shivakumar, Bhagavathy temple's 40 bags, 20 bags each of Girish and Mahesh, Sudesh's 25 bags and 15 bags belonging to Halappa got washed away to the Cauvery river due to the rain. Planters who were coming to terms due to the loses were again inflicted another major loss, by the rain.
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