Farmer sets 160 kg garlic on fire over not getting fair price in Madhya Pradesh
A farmer set a heap of garlic aflame in protest against low price of his produce at a Krishi Mandi in Mandsaur district, sources said on Saturday.
A video of the incident went viral on social media on Saturday.
According to reports, the farmer identified as Shankar son of Nandram, a resident of Jurawad village of Mahidpur tehsil in Ujjain district reached the Krishi Mandi on Saturday to sell the garlic.
The farmer flew off the handle as the garlic sold at Rs 1400 a quintal in the auction that took place in the Mandi. He poured petrol on a heap of garlic and set it ablaze.
Immediately after that a group of farmers rushed to the spot and doused the flames.
Secretary of the Mandi, Parvat Singh Sinsodiya said, “The rates of the farm produce depends on the quality. At times, farmers get very high prices and sometimes, they get lower prices. I have spoken to the farmer and tried to redress his problem.”