A viral video on social media displayed a group of farmers dumping freshly-harvested guavas fruits right into a civic garbage collection truck right here in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Some experts say its due to its prices falling.
This highly perishable and vitamin C-rich indigenous fruit, perishes in three-four day after the harvest, presently ranges between Rs 4 and Rs 10 per kilogram, at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Fruit Market in Indore sources available in the market stated on Sunday.
Agriculture sector consultants stated the prices of guava have dropped sharply because of its plentiful crop, which is finally inflicting losses to the farmers.
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Due to the falling prices, upset farmers are abandoning the fruits available in the market after discovering that they aren’t getting sufficient returns.
The farmers know that transporting the fruits back was not helpful because of the costs concerned, they added.
Interacting with PTI, Rajesh Patel, the guava farmer from Ratlam district, in the states mentioned, that “The bumper guava harvest in neighboring states like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and other states is the reason for prices crashing.”
The wholesale market of guava in national capital (Delhi), which supplies guava fruit to the northern a part of the nation, has been hit seriously as a result of coronavirus scenario there, he stated.