Fani damaged betel vineyards in Odisha
The natural disaster, which claimed over 40 lives, has caused huge losses to around 8,000 paan farmers across Odisha’s …
Why do you like paan?
Passersby at the PVR Saket market in New Delhi, India explain why they do or do not like paan.
Nuts over betel
Compounds in paan leaf can kill several pathogenic bacteria
Too costly to grow
High input cost and erratic weather take toll
Protest against POSCO continues; farmers rebuild destroyed betel vineyards
Cases have been filed against many farmers who re-erected their farms
Paan loses flavour
Iconic paan no more appeals to farmers, traders and common people. They say the contagious spread of chewing tobacco, especially gutkha, is fast …