Vegetable farmers of Bhagalpur are getting about Rs 2 billion in the middleman’s pocket, cultivation is done in 12895 hectares


Deepak Rao, Bhagalpur: Solely inexperienced greens are cultivated in 12895 hectares of land within the district. Vegetable farmers should not getting a lift due to not getting the asking value for it. On the one hand the place there may be lack of meals processing business, alternatively in 90 days the middlemen are incomes as much as Rs.1, 96, 90,41,320 in two hours from their ready greens. That is solely the incomes of current day seasonal greens like Pumpkin, Cabbage, Brinjal, Green Chillies, Vines, Tomatoes. Aside from this, peas, carrots, radish and different inexperienced greens are additionally cultivated.

Farmers on margin even in authorities fee of wages

If the five-member farmer household is assessed on the fee of presidency wages, then in three months, if the five-member farmer household earns regular wages, then they are going to get no less than Rs.300 per particular person per day. On this manner, in the event that they work for 80 days out of 90 days in three months, then the wages of 5 folks is Rs 1.20 lakh. That is far more than the cash acquired in farming. Don’t fret about investing capital and taking day and night time bother.

Investigation carried out with vegetable farmers in these areas

Farmers of Sahebganj Diara (distance 5 kilometers from town), Mohanpur Diara (distance seven kilometers from town), Raghopur of Navagachia, distance 13 kilometers from town and Kodha of Goradih block, Jicho-Sardho of Sabour (distance eight kilometers from town) Reached close to Farmers instructed about one crop, particularly vegetable pumpkin, cabbage, brinjal and tomato, that the entire household suffers for 3 months. Throughout this, several types of issues additionally come up. Even when the crops are prepared, others take away extra advantages from them.

problem vs incomes

A vegetable farmer along with his household (no less than 5 members) cultivates greens in a single bigha of land, then he has to work exhausting for 3 months. Throughout this he vegetation no less than 6000 cauliflower vegetation. He has to spend no less than 18000 rupees on farming. When the crop is prepared, he will get a mean of seven to eight rupees for a cabbage. From this he will get a mean of Rs 48000 (on the fee of Rs 8 per piece). If the bills are faraway from this, then he earns Rs.30,000. Middlemen or shopkeepers promote the identical cabbage available in the market for a mean of Rs.15 to twenty per piece. With this, the common value of 6000 cabbages available in the market is Rs 1.20 lakh (on the fee of Rs 20 per piece). Out of this, he pays 48000 thousand rupees to the farmer. It takes him a mean of three days for this work. On this manner he earns Rs.72000 in most three days.

The misery of the farmers can also be

The farmer by no means will get cash on time from the market. Because of the affect of middlemen, they’re additionally compelled to promote at throwaway costs. Premature rains, chilly and warmth need to be confronted.

says farmer

A vegetable farmer from Diyara mentioned that he cultivates greens by taking land on contract within the college campus and Sahebganj Diyara. Yearly spend one lakh rupees. If all the things goes nicely, then it goes as much as Rs 1.5 lakh. Solely 50 thousand rupees are earned by slicing it. When drowned, there’s a full lack of the entire. 12 to fifteen rupees is the agent tax of a pottery available in the market. Even after this one kilo of greens is taken individually. If you happen to go to promote greens in bulk, then as much as three p.c tax shall be levied.

Dwelling in Firm Bagh, he cultivates greens within the college campus. On spending 35 thousand rupees in a single bigha, earns as much as 50 to 60 thousand rupees. 5 to 6 members are engaged from farm to market. He himself goes and sits available in the market. Right here we promote our greens at each wholesale and retail charges. When it’s in extra, it’s bought to different shopkeepers at a cheaper price. Aside from this, the college has to pay the contract cash individually. Munna Mandal, University Campus Vegetable Farmer

The marketer dominates. When all of the family members work collectively then the abdomen is full. If laborers are made to work, then they must die of starvation. There may be additionally a ache that when onions are planted, they turn out to be low-cost and typically potatoes need to be bought for lower than the associated fee. What to do, the place to go There isn’t a possibility besides farming. Vegetable farmers of Kumkum Mandal, Raghopur-Nawada

No such association was given by the federal government for the vegetable farmers, the place they may retailer their greens. Together with this, meals processing business was not arrange, in order that pickles and different sorts of sturdy items could possibly be ready from their greens. Because of this, their uncooked materials doesn’t get the worth. The intermediary will get an opportunity to benefit from it. Shantanand, vegetable farmer from Kodha

That is the mathematics of intermediary’s incomes

Underneath the District Agriculture Workplace, on the idea of information launched from the Horticulture Division and the costs taken from the farmers, the middlemen’s earnings have been extracted, which the middlemen loot the greens ready by the farmers’ exhausting work of three months in two hours.

manufacturing and worth of greens

Vegetable manufacturing in response to Horticulture Division – Farmer’s value – Market value

Pumpkin 30,74,000 kg – Rs 7684995 – Rs 28178315

Cauliflower 2,96,45,000 kg – Rs 192692500 – Rs 667012500

Brinjal 3,42,52,000 kg – Rs 342520000 – Rs 856300000

Green Chilli 1,58,90,000 kg – Rs 357525000 – Rs 715050000

Bins 25,70,000 kg – Rs 57825000 – Rs 115650000

Tomato 3,89,68,000 kg – Rs 253292000 – Rs 681940000

Cabbage 2,32,90,000 kg – Rs 87337500 – Rs 203787500

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