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416 km travel, 205 kg onions sold and Karnataka farmer gets Rs 8; viral receipt

416 km travel, 205 kg onions sold and Karnataka farmer gets Rs 8; viral receipt

Gadad: The receipt of Pavadeppa Hallikeri, a farmer in Karantaka's Gadag district went viral on the Internet, which shows the money received by him, Rs 8, after travelling 416 km to sell his 205 kg of onions.

The receipt showing the plight of farmers under the BJP- led state government in the state stirred up debate all over the Internet.

According to reports, this is not the story of just one farmer in Gadag. All onion growers in the district are getting less than Rs 10 per their produce in Bengaluru's Yeshwanthpur market.

The farmers travel a 416 km-long distance to reach Bengaluru from Gadag where they sell their produce.

In Pavadeppas case, whose receipt has gone viral, the wholesaler priced the farmer's 205 kg produce at Rs 200 per quintal, deducted Rs 377 for freight charges and another Rs 24 for porter charges.

Another farmer from the district who had gone to the Bengaluru market with 212 kg of onion, got a total of Rs 1,000.

But, after deducting the porter commission, transport charge, hamali charges, he only received Rs 10.

The farmers managed to reap a good crop following the incessant rain creating havoc. But, the crash of prices of the onion crop has devastated the lives of farmers of the entire district, explain locals.

The people are demanding that the Minister for Agriculture B.C. Patil, who is also a district in-charge minister of Gadag district, to come forward and help the farmers.

-IANS Inputs

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