Unable to sell his strawberries, local farmer Dipul Boro faces losses
Tamulpur: Deputy Commissioner of Baksa Ranjan Sarma on Tuesday inspected the decomposed strawberry farm of a local farmer named Dipul Boro along with Project Director of DRDA, R. Mushahary and District Information and Public Relation Officer Hemchandra Pathak.
A marginal farmer of Barimakha village near Baksa district headquarter town Mushalpur used to sell his strawberries in the local market and also send them to the market in Guwahati at the wholesale price of Rs 380 per kilogram. But owing to the nationwide lockdown, Boro could not sell his strawberries and as a result, the matured and ripe strawberries grown in one-and-half bighas of land have started to decompose. Now he either has to distribute it for free or sell at a very low price. After inspecting the farm, Deputy Commissioner Sarma asked the Project Director of DRDA, Baksa to take action and find a solution for the problem faced by the farmer and to find out a market to sell the strawberries. He also consoled the farmer Dipaul Boro and assured him to do something in this regard.