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INCREASE IN STARWBERRY PLANATATION LEADS TO LOSSES FOR FARMERS

strowbery-1With the increase in the production of strawberries, the prices have shot down in the city. Supply of strawberries from Nasik and Pune are also expected in the APMC market which is expected to drop the price more. A little sweet, a little sour. Strawberries is liked by all where mixing it with milk to make strawberry milkshake or by freezing it, making it strawberry ice cream. The plantation of strawberries has been so good this year that its prices have reduced to almost half. There is a huge demand of strawberries especially in the mega cities as strawberry ice cream and milkshakes are in demand all throughout the year. The major supply of strawberries comes from Satara but more are expected to come from Nashik and Pune. Due to the increase in supply the prices have cut down to from Rs 50 -60 a packet to Rs 15 -20. BYTE 36:21 to 36: 46 Although this is good news for the consumers but the cheap prices has affected the income of the farmers who would be facing a loss in the sale of strawberries this year. With cameraperson Ravi Nikam, Suresh Nandire for NMTV News.

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