The reason: the state government disregarded rehashed notices about falling rate of onions because of surplus creation.
Nashik adds to no less than 70% of the onion generation in the state. The surplus stock is spoiling because of precipitation and poor storeroom, bringing about overwhelming misfortunes to the agriculturists.
Surplus generation in most onion developing states, including Maharashtra, has prompted drop in onion costs. As per the information from Lasalgaon APMC, till August 24 this year, the business sector got 1.6 lakh quintals of onion as against 60,000 quintals amid the same time frame a year ago. At present, the rate of purchasing onions at the APMC is Rs 4-7 for every kg, contingent upon the quality and grade. The Lasalgaon APMC sets the pattern at onion costs in the nation.
The new gather of onion is set to hit the business sector in October. Authorities from the Lasalgaon APMC market, which gets no less than half of Nashik's onion produce, said that the costs have dropped as most onion creating states like Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have had a guard crop. In any case, Maharashtra government didn't pay consideration on the notices by industry specialists and no business sector mediation was made to settle the falling costs.
"A year ago, onion agriculturists got a decent cost thus the zone under development expanded, thus did the yield. We had kept in touch with the administration, looking for mediation, yet didn't get any reaction," said Nanasaheb Patil, director of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation.
The state government's choice to purchase onions from the ranchers at business sector rate too won't settle the business sector, specialists said.
"In the event that the administration purchases at the same rate as the merchants, why does it matter? The legislature ought to announce a base bolster cost," said Jaydutt Holkar, administrator of Lasalgaon APMC.