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State of Meghalaya, India

Farmers dump unsold bananas in North Garo Hills market

The desperate situation in agriculture once again came to light after banana farmers in Adokgre in North Garo Hills (NGH) chose to abandon their stock, rather than take it back home. Huge stalks of bananas abandoned at the Adokgre banana market went viral on social media a few days ago, leading to an outcry from residents with an appeal to the state government to set up cold storages.

In the picture and subsequent videos available, cows can be seen munching on the bananas that have been abandoned by the farmers.

A little search into the situation showed why exactly farmers actually chose to abandon their products than take it back home. As per locals, it does not always happen. It is only when businessmen from Bihar and West Bengal are unable to attend their local weekly markets that a situation like this arises. Furthermore, with Assam traders only able to buy as much as their markets need, the situation for the farmers is far from ideal.


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