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Farmers in Hyderabad protest in opposition to tomato import, destroy crop in protest

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  • Farmers in Hyderabad have destroyed their ready-to-reap harvest in protest in opposition to the federal government’s transfer to import tomatoes
  • Farmers say imported tomatoes available in the market have drastically diminished costs of home-grown ones 
  • Farmers say they’re presently promoting tomatoes for Rs11 to Rs15 per kg, however concern costs may additional go all the way down to Rs5 per kg

HYDERABAD: As the federal government continued the import of tomatoes which downgraded the costs of locally-grown ones in Hyderabad, farmers staged a protest and destroyed their ready-to-reap harvest. 

Based on the Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB), the federal authorities was knowledgeable in regards to the state of affairs one-and-a-half months in the past but it surely didn’t cease the import course of.

Learn extra: Govt to carry costs down, enhance provide of commodities: Shibli Faraz

As imported tomatoes continued to be equipped to the markets, the charges of native tomatoes drastically went down.

Based on SAB, farmers are promoting tomatoes for Rs11 to Rs15 per kilogramme for the time being, and costs are predicted to be additional downgraded to Rs5 per kg.

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