Covid effect: With no takers, farmer destroys greens

Covid effect: With no takers, farmer destroys greens

Ramesh destroys greens on his farmland in Ganjam, Srirangapatna taluk, Mandya district, on Friday. DH Photo

As there were no takers for the greens grown on his farmland, a farmer destroyed them, at Ganjam in Srirangapatna taluk, Mandya district, on Friday.

Ramesh, a farmer of Ganjam, had grown a variety of greens on one acre of land, spending over Rs 30,000. As there was no demand for the greens, which is a perishable item, he destroyed it with a weed cutter. He had grown fenugreek, dil, coriander, amaranthus and other greens.

“There was no demand for greens after the Covid cases rose and curfew was imposed. I razed it as the greens cannot be left without picking. It affects soil fertility,” said Ramesh.

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