Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday urged authorities to ensure that garlic growers get a fair price for their produce.
The Chief Minister was reviewing the situation of the state’s garlic growers at his residence following reports that they were not getting an adequate price for their produce and were being forced to dump the harvest into rivers and streams. markets.
Chouhan asked officials to establish a market-level grading system to provide fair prices to garlic growers. He further ordered officials to send representatives to West Bengal, Karnataka and other states where the demand for garlic is greater.
He was also informed during the meeting that grading machines will be installed in Dewas, Dhar, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam and Ujjain markets.
Compared to previous years, garlic production was high from April to September, which led to the crisis.
Meanwhile, Vikas Sisodia, a farmer, told PTI that he only received Rs 1 per kg for his garlic crop at the Indore market, and therefore he deemed it appropriate to dump the crop in a nullah in his village of Barodi. Sisodia claimed that he suffered a loss of Rs 3 lakh growing garlic this year.
(With PTI inputs)