Onion ruckus in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, NCP MLA arrived wearing onion garland, demanding relief on falling prices


NCP MLAs reached the Maharashtra Legislative Meeting on Tuesday, carrying onion garlands and carrying onions on their heads, demanding honest worth for onions amid the autumn in costs. Earlier on Monday, because of the low wholesale worth of onions, farmers had stopped the public sale on the Lasalgaon Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Nashik. After this Maharashtra State Onion Producers Affiliation protested in opposition to the federal government.

Value of fifty thousand per acre, promoting worth 10 thousand

Allow us to inform you that, because of the gradual fall within the costs of onions, the farmers began their agitation at Lasalgaon APMC, because of which the public sale of onions was stopped. The demand of the group is that onion must be offered on the proper worth. The sale of onions within the public sale was stopped as they had been being offered at Rs 1/kg or Rs 2/kg. As a result of heavy yield of onion crop, its costs are falling in different states as effectively. Farmers stated that it prices them Rs 50,000 per acre to develop onions, whereas they earn solely Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 for the produce offered at public sale. He additionally stated that, in such a state of affairs, farmers are even contemplating committing suicide.

Outrage amongst farmers in opposition to Middle and NAFED

It might be famous that a number of days again, the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) blocked the Shirdi-Surat freeway citing the autumn in onion costs. The farmers threw onions and grapes on the bottom to specific their displeasure in opposition to the federal government throughout their strike. An identical protest was witnessed when farmers union registered their anger in opposition to the governments and NAFED each within the state and on the centre.

Incomes Rs 2 on promoting 512 kg onions

In a surprising incident in Solapur district, a 58-year-old onion farmer from Borgaon village had coated a distance of 70 kms to promote 512 kg onions at Solapur APMC. After the sale, to his shock, he was given a verify of Rs.2. Onion is the principle money crop in Maharashtra and accounts for 35 to 40 % of the nation’s whole main vegetable manufacturing. Not solely onions, different greens are additionally being offered at low costs, as a consequence of which the farmers are dealing with difficulties. In one other related incident, Ambadas Sahebrao Nikam, a farmer from Kusur village in Yeola taluka, fed brinjals price Rs 10,000 to his cattle as he was not getting a good worth for his crop.

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