Bhopal: Extremely frustrated for not getting a fair price for his produce, a farmer set one quintal of garlic on fire at Mandsaur Krishi Upaj Mandi, around 350 km from Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal.
“I invested Rs 2.5 lakhs in garlic, got only Rs 1 lakh. We do not want any bonus from the government, just the right price for our crop,” the farmer named Shankar Sirfira told the media.
There was, however, no further damage at the wholesale market as the staff at the mandi and other farmers doused the flames promptly.
Commenting on the same, the police said that there was no damage to anyone else in the vicinity.
“A farmer was upset for getting less price for his crop in the market. He set his one quintal of garlic crop on fire. In the preliminary investigation, no damage has been done to anyone else in the vicinity,” said Jitendra Pathak, Yashodharman Police Station in-charge, ANI reported.
A young Farmers set ablaze around 160 kg garlic produce on not getting adequate price from traders during open auction in the Mandsaur Mandi pic.twitter.com/pt31qtXzP8
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No case has, however, been registered against the farmer from Deoli, who was questioned by the local police in connection with the incident.
The video of the farmer shouting ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ (Long live farmer) slogan after setting the garlic produce on fire has been widely shared on the social media.
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