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Not able to fetch right kind costs, MP farmer units garlic produce ablaze at Agriculture Produce Mandi

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BHOPAL: Panic struck the Agriculture Produce Mandi in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, after a tender farmer allegedly set ablaze round one 60 kg garlic produce on no longer getting ok worth from wholesale investors throughout the open public sale.

Thankfully, the alert Mandi workforce and different farmers doused the fireplace promptly, fighting to any extent further injury within the premises.

The incident came about when a tender farmer, recognized as Shankar Sirfira, a local of Deoli space in Mahidpur the city of Ujjain the city did not get an ok worth for his garlic produce. Angered over it, he set ablaze his produce, triggering panic within the Mandsaur district Agriculture Produce Mandi. A video of the farmer shouting ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ slogan after atmosphere ablaze the garlic produce has long past viral.

“I spent Rs 5,000 on transporting the garlic produce right here, however was once getting Rs 1100 most effective from the patrons. It was once higher to burn the produce, if it wasn’t value getting right kind worth,” Shankar Sirfira mentioned on the YD Nagar police station in Mandsaur district.

“I spent Rs 2.5 lakh on cultivating garlic this season, however have most effective were given Rs One lakh available in the market,” he mentioned.

Importantly, garlic doesn’t determine within the checklist of plants, which might be lined below the minimal toughen worth (MSP) regime.

In keeping with the secretary of the Mandaur Cooperative Agriculture Produce Mandi, Parbat Singh, since garlic is not lined through the MSP regime, it’s bought through farmers within the Mandi during the open public sale machine to investors.

“Relying at the high quality of the produce, the garlic on the ongoing open public sale within the Mandi is fetching costs ranging between Rs 500 to Rs 6000 according to quintal. If any farmer isn’t happy with the costs being presented right here, that farmer is loose to go back and promote it any place else within the nation. The involved farmer from Deoli space of Ujjain district was once getting Rs 1400 according to quintal worth for his round 60 kg produce, however unhappy with it, he set the produce ablaze. Thankfully the produce of different farmers remained protected because of well timed motion through alert Mandi workforce and different farmers,” Singh mentioned.

Whilst confirming that the farmer Shankar Sirfira was once delivered to the police station for wondering , the YD Nagar police station in-charge Jitendra Pathak mentioned, “since no injury was once led to through the fireplace to provide of different farmers, therefore no case has until now been lodged in opposition to the involved farmer.”

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