Maharashtra govt announces sops for onion farmers
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde says compensation of Rs 300/quintal to be paid to farmers.
Maharashtra farmers make bonfire of onions in protest against govt as prices tumble
The protest was held on the day of the Holika festival which is marked by the burning of bonfires in Maharashtra.
We're with onion farmers, says CM Eknath Shinde in Maharashtra assembly
Opposition leaders sat on the steps of the Vidhan Bhavan and raised slogans to highlight the plunge in onion prices.
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The intervention from the government, which can also include an early entry in the spot markets by agencies like Nafed to pick up over a lakh tonne of onion, can help assuage frayed nerves.
Gadag farmer travels 415 km to Bengaluru to sell onions, gets Rs 8.36 for 205 kg!
Prices of agricultural crops fluctuate wildly, but still, this is quite shocking. A farmer from Gadag got Rs 8.36 after selling 205 kg of onions at the Yeshwanthpur market in Bengaluru.
Government buys 2.5 lakh tonnes of onion for buffer stock
Onion production is estimated to have risen to 31.70 million tonnes in 2021-22 from 26.64 million tonnes in the previous year, according to the government data.
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