Angered after getting peanuts for produce, Maharashtra farmer destroys cauliflower crop; clip goes viral

Mumbai: The video of a Maharashtra farmer destroying cauliflower crop on his land after he got a paltry amount for the produce has gone viral on social media. "I destroyed the crop in a fit of rage after getting peanuts for my produce. My friend filmed the act with his mobile," Premsing Chavan, a resident of Pohegaon village in Jalna district, said.

Chavan said he got just Rs 442 in his hand, after deducting transport and other charges, after he sold his cauliflower crop. "I was so angry that had there been a pesticide
available on my farm that day, I would have consumed it and ended my life," he told a Marathi news channel.

"I grew cauliflower and tomatoes on my land, spending around Rs 40,000 but got only Rs 4,000 for the two crops," he said. "The BJP-led government should take note of our plight and ensure remunerative prices for agro produce," Chavan said.

The incident comes a week after the much-televised march last week, where thousands of farmers and tribals from Nashik reached Mumbai, walking 180 kilometres in six days. The sea of red flags on Mumbai's roads which culminated in a public meeting in south Mumbai, garnered eyeballs. Images of the blistered, bleeding feet of women who braved the blazing sun with broken footwear made an impact on newspaper readers and TV viewers.

Updated Date: Mar 20, 2018 21:45 PM

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