Video: Farmer Sets 160 kg Garlic Produce Ablaze – “Didn’t Get Fair Price”
A younger farmer in Madhya Pradesh vented out his frustration in public over not getting a good worth for his produce by burning 160 kg garlic at an open public sale in Mandsaur, about 350 km from state capital Bhopal.
Shankar Sirfira from Deoli was compelled to take the acute step after he tried to promote his produce to wholesale merchants on the Mandsaur Mandi.
The video of the farmer shouting ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan‘ (Long stay farmer) after setting the large produce on fireplace has been broadly shared on social media.
The workers on the Mandi and different farmers had been immediate of their response as they doused the flames, stopping any additional injury on the wholesale market.
A younger #Farmers Shankar Sirfira set ablaze round 160 kg garlic produce on not getting ample worth from merchants throughout open public sale within the Mandsaur Mandi @email@example.com/90wdDA7OR8
— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) December 19, 2021
“I spent Rs 5,000 on transporting the garlic produce here but was getting Rs 1,100 only from the buyers. It was better to burn the produce… if it wasn’t worth getting the price. I spent Rs 2.5 lakh on cultivating garlic this season, but have only got Rs 1 lakh in the market,” Shankar mentioned.
The farmer was dropped at the police station for questioning however Jitendra Pathak, In-charge YD Nagar, police station, mentioned, “Since no damage was caused by the fire to produce of other farmers, hence no case has till now been lodged against the concerned farmer.”
This just isn’t the primary time that the farmers’ public show of anger has been caught on digicam.
In August, a farmer in Maharashtra’s Nashik was seen in a video dumping tomatoes in a avenue after costs crashed within the wholesale market.
Nashik farmers dump tomatoes on the highway after costs crashed to Rs 1-2 per kg within the wholesale market. pic.twitter.com/9L1qRbT1I0
— NDTV (@ndtv) August 27, 2021
Similar scenes had emerged in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha in 2018 100 farmers within the district not solely destroyed their tomato crop however dumped tonnes of tomatoes on main roads resulting in the district, well-known for its tomato exports.