Re 1 For 1,000 Kg Onions: What A Debt-Hit Farmer Made In Maharashtra | Read

PUBLISHED ON: May 26, 2016 | Duration: 1 min, 41 sec

   
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On May 10, Pune farmer Devidas Maruti Parbhane sold almost a 1000 kg of onion at the city's wholesale market. At the end of his transaction, he had earned Re 1. Mr Parbhane's was not a rare distress sale. A bumper crop in Maharashtra has meant that prices have hit rock bottom. For farmers in the state, already struggling with a severe water shortage, it is a nightmare compounded.
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