Groundnuts sold at low prices

Groundnut prices have hit a low causing losses to farmers in Holenarsipur of Hassan district.  Dh photoThis has caused ryots to sell their produce at Gandhi Circle and Subhash Circle at throwaway prices. A litre of native groundnuts is being sold at ` 10. Farm groundnuts is sold at Rs eight. If you visit the traders in the morning, a gunny bagful can be purchased for anywhere between ` 250 and ` 300.

According to assistant director of agriculture department Bhanuprakash, groundnuts have been grown in 150 hectares in the taluk.

But farmers from neighbouring Mandya district are also venturing into the market — causing the fall in prices.

Bengal gram is also being grown in the taluk in about 50 acres. A curry preparation of the plant is also very tasty.

However,  people would have to wait for the monsoon to be over to get a taste of it. For now, people can enjoy groundnuts to the maximum.


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