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Unseasonal Rains: Due to unseasonal rains in Nashik district of Maharashtra, vineyards including onions have been damaged. Farmers told that onions were kept in the field itself. The produce got drenched in the sudden rain.
The problem of onion growers does not seem to be reducing. Sometimes the farmers have to bear the loss due to the falling prices of onions and sometimes due to the callousness of nature. On Wednesday and Thursday, there was unseasonal rain in Nashik district (Unseasonal RainsDue to this, vineyards containing onions have been damaged on a large scale. At present the work of harvesting onions is in full swing. Where on the one hand there is a loss due to falling rates. At the same time, there is a possibility of heavy damage due to the onion getting wet due to rain. While the grape season is in its last phase, the vineyards have been affected due to rain. By this farmers (Farmer) has suffered a loss of lakhs.
The weather in North Maharashtra, including Nashik, has remained dry for the last few days, but the sudden rain on Wednesday night stunned the farmers. At present, the work of planting and harvesting onions is going on in the summer season. Farmers harvested onions and kept the produce in the field. Due to the sudden rains in Devlapade and Vasol areas of Devla taluka, farmers got delayed in transporting the onions to a safe place and the onions got wet, due to which there has been a lot of damage.
The grape grower narrated his ordeal
Farmer Deepak told that grape growers are facing problems since the beginning of the season, first due to unseasonal rains in January, there was massive damage to the vineyards, which led to a huge drop in production, followed by cold. The farmers had suffered losses due to the falling prices of grapes during the season and then the rain in the last phase has affected the vineyards.
Farmers are worried about the falling price of onions
In Lasalgaon Onion Mandi of Nashik district these days due to more arrival of onion, farmers are getting prices ranging from Rs 700 to Rs 900 per quintal of onion, due to which the farmers are not able to meet their cost. For this reason, farmers are now emphasizing on the storage of onions. Whereas in Aurangabad district, farmers are forced to sell onions at Rs 100 per quintal. He says that some farmers do not have the facility to store onions, so they are forced to sell onions at low prices. On the other hand, the Onion Growers’ Association has decided not to sell onions to Nafed at a low price. They say that if onion will get Rs 30 per kg price, then only farmers will sell it.
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