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Farmers in Madhya Pradesh dump guavas in garbage vehicle as prices crash

MADHYA PRADESH – A video showing a group of farmers dumping freshly-harvested guavas into a civic garbage collection vehicle here has gone viral on social media, with the experts saying that a bumper crop of the fruit this year has resulted in its prices falling. The wholesale prices of this vitamin C-rich fruit at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Fruit and Vegetable Market in Indore currently ranges between Rs 4 and Rs 10 per kilo, sources in the market said on Sunday. Farm sector experts said the prices of guava have nosedived due to its abundant crop, which is ultimately causing losses to the cultivators. Due to the falling prices, disappointed farmers are leaving behind the fruits in the market after finding that they are not getting enough returns.

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