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Farmer travels 415 km to Bengaluru, only gets Rs 8.35 for 205 kg onion

A photograph of a receipt showing how a farmer from Gadag in Karnataka was paid less than Rs 10 for 205kg of onion has gone viral.

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A farmer from Gadag in Karnataka received a mere Rs 8.36 for 205 kg onion after travelling 415 km to Bengaluru. A photograph of the farmer’s receipt has now gone viral with netizens sympathising about the fate of farmers who get such low prices for their produce.

The farmer, identified as Pavaadappa Hallikere, along with other farmers from Thimmapur, had sold the produce at the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) yard in Bengaluru’s Yeshwantpur on November 26.

As per the receipt, the total price for 205 kg of onion is Rs 410, while the charges for porter service and freight are Rs 401. So, after reducing the porter and freight charges, the farmer purportedly only got Rs 8.36.

A Twitter user named Arjun, whose bio says he is a farmer and entrepreneur, noted that the Gadag farmer travelled 415 km to sell his produce in Bengaluru. “This is how The double engine Govt of @narendramodi & @BSBommai doubling the income of farmers (Adani),” Arjun tweeted.

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(With inputs from Express News Service, Bengaluru)

First published on: 30-11-2022 at 12:56 IST
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