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Farmers dump sweet peppers on Pune-Solapur highway due to price crash

Due to the fact that the prices of sweet peppers have crashed, farmers from Indapur township have thrown their produce on the Pune-Solapur highway this weekend. They claimed that wholesale traders refused to buy their produce even at Rs2 per kg (€0.024).

One of the farmers, gave away his produce for free for two hours at Indapur town on Sunday morning before throwing it on the highway. "People were surprised by my move," he told "But even after that I could sell only 10kg sweet peppers  as buyers purchased in small quantities, despite urging them to buy in bulk. I had brought 1,200 kg of sweet peppers to sell it to a trader." 

However, he said there was no demand for it. "I even urged him to buy the produce at Rs2 per kg, hoping to recover at least the transportation cost. But he refused. Then, I gave it away for free, but I was unable to empty the vehicle. This made me more frustrated and I threw it away on the road."

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