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Boost for plantation

New Delhi, July 12: The government may increase the size of the Rs 500-crore price stabilisation fund for the plantation sector covering tea, coffee, rubber and tobacco.

Commerce minister Arun Jaitley told members of the parliamentary consultative committee here yesterday that the government was trying to access loans from the World Bank and other multilateral agencies in order to pump more money into the fund.

The minister also said extensive consultations will be held with the finance ministry for working out additional relief measures for the plantation sector of the country.

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