Rahul Gandhi: Indian farmers are suffering indeed

Amethi: Noting that farmers are suffering due to problems in the food supply chain, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said there is need for ensuring better compensation for the farmers against their produce.  Rahul,
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PTI 07 Oct 2013, 06:21 PM IST
Amethi: Noting that farmers are suffering due to problems in the food supply chain, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said there is need for ensuring better compensation for the farmers against their produce.
 


Rahul, who laid foundation stone of a mega food park in Jagdishpur here, said that right from production of crops to their landing on the dinner table, the farmers, despite putting their maximum effort, get minimum benefit.
 
“While a farmer sells potato between Rs 6 to Rs 10 per kilogram, those who make potato chips sell it at Rs 400 per kg,” Rahul said.

He further said that while Uttar Pradesh produces some famous varieties of mango, which are even exported to countries like US and Britain, the farmers who grow it get paltry returns.

 
   
 

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