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Dec 20, 2018
7:27PM

Rs 150 cr relief to onion growers in Maharashtra

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The Maharashtra cabinet on Thursday approved an ex-gratia payment of Rs 200 per quintal rate for onions sold between November 1 to December 15. 

Rs 150 crore compensation comes as a big relief to the onion producing farmers who had to sell their produce at low prices. 

The compensation will cover a total of 75 lakh metric tons of onions.

Lately, onion producing farmers have been registering protests in various parts of the state to press for their demands. 
 

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