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Onion prices down at Yeshwanthpur APMC, Bengaluru

A significant drop in prices, resulting from a huge harvest, is worrying tomato and onion farmers in Karnataka, who are now demanding a Minimum Support Price. The Kolar district fruits and vegetable growers struggle committee has demanded the government announce a minimum support price for onion and tomato growers to safeguard the interests of farmers.

According to sources in the Yeshwanthpur Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) yard in Bengaluru, onion prices have dropped to between Rs 2 and Rs 10 per kg. However, it has now stabilized in the range of Rs 12 - 18 per kg, depending on the quality of the produce. “Even Rs 12 a kg is a pittance for all our hardship. A decent amount goes in transportation, loading and unloading and investment made on growing the crop,” an onion grower in Bengaluru said.

[ Rs 100 = €1.20 ]


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