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Madhya Pradesh farmer forced to throw away 100 crates of tomatoes

A farmer was today forced to throw away his 100-crate stock of tomatoes, after he received only Rs 680 for it from the vegetable merchant.

The 26-year old farmer, who is a resident of Amon Village near Budhni town of Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore district, Pappu received Rs 40 for each crate totaling to Rs 4000. However, with the deduction of Rs 3320 of expenditure from it left with him a net sale amount of just Rs 680.

In a receipt from Thursday, that was shown by Pappu, it was seen that Rs 2500 for motor rent, Rs 500 for labour and Rs 320 for merchant cash was deducted from his gross sale.

Pappu, a Class XII student, left his studies to help his father in farming, and his hard work on the four acres of land had resulted in optimum yield.

Pappu is not the only farmer to be facing this problem in the state that boasts of farmer-friendly schemes.

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