The pepper market in Kochi witnessed amplified arrivals on Wednesday, many thanks to alternative arrangements manufactured by authorities to open up spice stores in Idukki.

However the off-take was 41 tonnes largely from the district, the rates remained constant at ₹310 for ungarbled types for the 3rd consecutive working day.

Having said that, there was great need from end-users for good quality pepper in Kochi market. Kishore Shamji of Kishor Spices mentioned the absence of smuggled pepper from throughout borders has resulted in great need for the domestic variety in consuming marketplaces in North India, especially Patna and Ranchi.