Goonj is buying tomatoes in bulk directly from the farmers of Kolar, adding these and other vegetables to our ration kits in the region. WHY? Kolar in Karnataka is popularly called the “Golden Land” of India – for its mine fields and also for horticultural crops like tomatoes, yielding 4 lakh tons every year. This time of the year tomatoes are supplied all across India and internationally, giving farmers a handsome return of 5 lakh on investment of 1 lakh per acre, just in 3-4 months. This sustains the farmers for the rest of the year. Due to the lockdown, 90% of tomatoes couldn’t be dispatched, forcing people to sell at extremely reduced prices. As the desperation grew, many even threw away their produce. Now people have more variety and nutrition in their food and the farmers have money in their hands.. also minimizing logistics..To know more about our work & to donate https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected/ #Goonj
Responding to tomato farmers’ desperation in Karnataka:
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