In some regions of India, average small farmers continue to suffer due to low prices offered for their produce. Sometimes these do not even cover the amount they had invested in the farms to cultivate the crops. There have been several such cases where farmers were forced to abandon their crops as the prices they were offered would not even harvest and transportation charges.
Yet another such incident has now surfaced from Uttarakhand, where some farmers were left with no option but to destroy their banana crop, due to low prices. The farmers, three brothers from Sitarganj area in Uttam Singh Nagar District destroyed their 1.7 ha banana crops.
According to them, they had planted banana plants on the advice of horticulture officials in 2019, but when it was ready for harvest they failed to get buyers and proper rates for the crop. Ramesh Yadav, one of the three brothers told the newspaper that their crop was ready in January, but failed to attract buyers. He said that he had even gone to Pilibhit and Bareilly of UP in search of buyers, but failed to get a good offer.
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