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TN govt to manufacture and sell vitamins-rich health drink 'Neera'

TN govt to manufacture and sell vitamins-rich health drink 'Neera'

Chennai, Apr 21 (UNI) Tamil Nadu would manufacture and sell vitamins-rich health drink 'Neera', a non-alcoholic drink extracted from toddy palms and coconut tress, in a big way. The move would help the farmers to a great extent and would also reduce the foothold of aerated soft drinks in the market. Chief Minister E Palaniswami has given the permission to permit the sales of Neera, which has rich Vitamins A, B and C content. The State has eight crore trees spread across 10.74 lakh acres. A farmer earns just Rs 1,000 a year by selling coconuts. But with Neera, he could earn up to Rs 15,000. Nearly 50,000 farmers could benefit from this and once the product reaches the market it will ensure employment for 2.40 lakh people. The drink will also boost the ongoing protests against aerated drinks. Welcoming the move, All India Students Welfare Association President Senthil Kumar termed it as a good initiative by the government and hoped that it would become a major hit among the people. State Co-ordinator for Tamil Nadu Toddy Movement, Nallasamy said 'On the State and National Highways over 3,200 liquor shops were shut. We do not want them to mushroom elsewhere.' 'Instead, we want Neera outlets to be opened, where both toddy and the health drink will be sold. We also want a total ban on liquor in the State', he added. UNI GV CS 1546

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