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Potatoes at Re 1 per kilo at Biswanath

By Correspondent

BISWANATH CHARIALI, Dec 10 - Due to the shortage of the newly-introduced denominations in and around Biswanath, potato cultivators were forced to sell their products at one rupee per kilo at Gingia, some 20 kilometres away from here on Friday.

It may be mentioned here that Gingia in Biswanath district has been famous in the recent years for potato cultivation. The cultivators preserve their produce in a cold storage there for selling in the future every year. This year also they had done the same, but the sudden decision of demonetisation taken by the Central Government hit them hard. This time they found few buyers to buy as people are still running short of new currency notes. As a result, they had no other way out but to throw away the produce. Taking undue advantage of their fate, some middlemen started selling the potatoes at one or two rupees per kg at some places.

Significantly, the State Agriculture department has failed to come forward to help these cultivators who are at distress. Moreover, the cultivators who had taken huge loans from the banks are finding it difficult to repay their loans. The affected people have sought immediate Government intervention in the matter.

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Potatoes at Re 1 per kilo at Biswanath

BISWANATH CHARIALI, Dec 10 - Due to the shortage of the newly-introduced denominations in and around Biswanath, potato cultivators were forced to sell their products at one rupee per kilo at Gingia, some 20 kilometres away from here on Friday.

It may be mentioned here that Gingia in Biswanath district has been famous in the recent years for potato cultivation. The cultivators preserve their produce in a cold storage there for selling in the future every year. This year also they had done the same, but the sudden decision of demonetisation taken by the Central Government hit them hard. This time they found few buyers to buy as people are still running short of new currency notes. As a result, they had no other way out but to throw away the produce. Taking undue advantage of their fate, some middlemen started selling the potatoes at one or two rupees per kg at some places.

Significantly, the State Agriculture department has failed to come forward to help these cultivators who are at distress. Moreover, the cultivators who had taken huge loans from the banks are finding it difficult to repay their loans. The affected people have sought immediate Government intervention in the matter.

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