Red Chilli in MP: Despite good yield, the farmers producing red chillies are in trouble. The chilli traders of MP want red chilli branding.
Red Chilli in MP: Chilly is mainly grown in the Nimand region of Madhya Pradesh. This year also there has been good yield, but due to not getting good prices, traders and farmers are finding themselves in trouble, that is why they want branding of chillies. In Khargone district of Indore division, on Wednesday, the officials of the District and Horticulture Department held a meeting with the local chilli traders at Bedia Krishi Upaj Mandi. The objective of the meeting was to seek the opinion of the traders for their need towards exporting chillies from the local market and for setting up food processing units.Also Read – Flood In Madhya Pradesh: Flood havoc in Madhya Pradesh, water entered 1171 villages, Chief Minister said – don’t worry…
Parvat Badole, SSDO of Horticulture, told that the traders here want to export and trade chillies abroad. Proposals will be prepared keeping in mind their needs. Also, in the upcoming meeting of ‘One District One Product’, a decision will be taken after discussing the needs of the traders. Also Read – Schools will not open in Madhya Pradesh yet, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said – fees should not be increased
In the meeting, Chilli trader Anees Ahmed said that like the traders of Guntur supply chillies abroad. How this can be possible for the farmers of this area, it would be good if information is given in detail about this. Also Read – MP Unlock Update: Unlocked in Madhya Pradesh from June 1, Guidelines issued by Shivraj government; Marriages are also allowed with conditions
Another businessman from Bedia, Ajam Khan, suggested that if a visit is made elsewhere to know the working of chilli based industries and the work and outline of export, it will be convenient.
At the same time, former Chief Minister and Congress State President Kamal Nath has written a letter to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in which apprised about the problem of chilli growers, saying that despite the high production of chilli in the state, its market price is very low. Special package or amount of Bhavantar should be given to give relief to the farmers producing chillies of the state.
(With IANS Inputs)