Maharashtra: Onion Farmers Stage Protest in Ahmednagar Over Low Prices
A farmer Rahul Bahirat wrote to PM Modi directly, asking the government to help solve the problem but no response was forthcoming from the Centre.
Onions Farmers in Ahmednagar protested before the city market committee against the low prices of their produce, on Saturday, December 15. The farmers demanded an immediate end to the crisis of low prices for onions in their protest.
Maharashtra Times reported that the farmers gathered before the market committee under the leadership of Zilla Parishad member Sandesh Karle to voice their agitation. The farmers have not been receiving satisfactory returns for their onion produce in the market committee-held auction to sell the produce. The farmers incur around Rs 8-10 to bring their produce to the market committee for the auction. In comparison to the cost incurred, the farmers end up bearing losses.
Seeking to an end to these problems, farmer Rahul Bahirat wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly, but to no avail as the Centre did not respond to the letter. As a result, the farmers opted to stage a protest in this manner which saw a huge turnout of numbers.