The Kurnool market yard was shut after some traders there tested positive for coronavirus.
The onion farmers, who cultivated Krishnapuram (KP) variety of onions, are a happy lot with the Centre announcing that it would lift ban on export of this variety in a couple of days.
Nearly 40 lorries and 300 tractors carrying onions have been arriving at the Kurnool Agriculture Market daily for the past 15 days. Onion is cultivated in 25,000 hectares in the district.
Farmers from Bellary, Raichur, Siruguppa and other parts of Karnataka and Mahabubnagar in Telangana are also bringing their onion produce to Kurnool market hoping for a better price
The District Collector promised to solve the problems of farmers if they approach him directly.
There is no remunerative price in Kurnool Market Yard and no takers for their produce.