A farmer from Jalna district, Maharashtra, destroyed 400 kgs of cauliflower that he had grown over months. The reason? The price that he was getting for 400kgs of cauliflower was just Rs 442.
If farmers get such meagre prices for their produce, it would be more profitable for them to throw or destroy them than sell. They have to bear the cost of seeds, fertilisers, transportation. Minimum support price is crucial in a market where prices regularly fluctuate.
Video by – Suresh Ediga