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Angry Maharashtra farmer sends his earnings to PMO| Master Stroke
ABP NEWS Published on Dec 5, 2018
An onion-grower from Maharashtra who had to sell his produce for little over Rs 1 per kg hassent his earnings to the Prime Minister to mark his protest. Sanjay Sathe, resident of Niphad tehsil in Nashik district, was among the handful of `progressive farmers' selected by the Union agriculture ministry for an interaction with then US president Barack Obama when he visited India in 2010. Speaking to PTI on Sunday, Sathe said, "I produced 750 kg of onion in this season but was offered a rate of Rs 1 per kg at Niphad wholesale market last week.