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Bihar farmer runs tractor on cauliflower fields unable to get cost price

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PATNA—A farmer in Bihar ran tractor in his vegetable field with blooming cauliflower plantation, angry at the vegetable not getting even the cost price in the market.

Om Prakash Yadav, a farmer from Muktapur village in Samastipur district destroyed his cauliflower crops by running tractor over the lush green field on Tuesday.

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In a video which has gone viral, the farmer can be seen angrily running the tractor from one corner to another until they were completely uprooted and buried under the soil.

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“I had invested Rs4 lakh (Rs0.4 million) for cauliflower plantation after taking loan but people are not ready to buy even RsOne a piece. So, what would I do to them?” Yadav told the media on Tuesday.

Yadav had planted the vegetable in 1.80 acres of land and claims to have suffered huge loss in the business.

“Destroying the crops which I grew with my own hand is my compulsion. None is ready to buy my vegetable even for Re1 a piece,” he said.

“This is enough to tell you why farmers are committing suicides now,” he added.

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