Hyderabad farmers destroy crops in protest of govt’s resolution to import tomatoes

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Photo: FileHYDERABAD:  Farmers on Sunday staged a protest and destroyed their ready-to-reap harvest towards the federal government’s resolution to import tomatoes. As reported by Geo.television,  the Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB) stated that the method of importing tomatoes from overseas has downgraded the costs of locally-grown ones, thus resulting in losses for the farmers. The board stated that the federal authorities was knowledgeable in regards to the state of affairs one-and-a-half months in the past however it didn’t cease the import course of.As imported tomatoes continued to be provided to the markets, the charges of native tomatoes drastically went down.According to SAB, farmers are promoting tomatoes for Rs11 to Rs15 per kilogramme in the intervening time, and costs are predicted to be additional downgraded to Rs5 per kg.