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Farmers express dissent by throwing vegetables on road

2023 Feb 04, 15:42, Chitwan
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Farmers of the Chitwan district have expressed their dissent by throwing green vegetables on the road, reportedly for not getting appropriate prices for their agro-produce.

Saying the price of vegetables produced in the country has decreased due to cheap imported vegetables, the farmers launched the demonstration by throwing vegetables on the road.

Farmer Struggle Committee launched the demonstration at Pulchowk of Narayangadh and threw vegetables—tomato, pumpkin, carrot, cauliflower, and cabbage.

Coordinator of the Struggle Committee, Lekhnath Bhusal, said vegetables produced locally did not get appropriate market price due to the import of cheap vegetables from neighboring India.

Commercial vegetable farming is being carried out on 1,500 hectares of land in the district. Saying Indian vegetables have led to a decrease in the price of vegetables produced inside the country, Bhusal mentioned that their request with the federal, provincial, and local-level governments to stop the import of vegetables from India was not addressed.

The district produces around 300 metric tonnes of vegetables daily. The vegetables produced in Chitwan are consumed in Chitwan, Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Butwal.

A farmer Abindra Subedi said they were compelled to launch the agitation by throwing vegetables on the road after the state turned deaf towards their demands.

The farmers threw five tractors full of vegetables on the road in Pulchowk.



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