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Debt-ridden Karnataka farmer sells onions worth Rs 96 lakh

Mallikarjuna, a farmer in Karnataka, said he had sent 3,700 onion bags to the market in three grades and earned about Rs 96 lakh while his total expense only came up to Rs 15 lakh

Chitradurga: A farmer has become a millionaire, thanks to his bumper onion crop, which is being sold at the highest ever price in the recent past in the open market.

Mallikarjuna, a farmer from Doddasiddavvanahalli area in the Chitradurga district, Karnataka, said, "I have been growing onions in my fields for the last 15 years. I used to grow onions in 2-3 acres of land, but now I am sowing onions in up to 20 acres of land." The farmer revealed that he had sent nearly 20 truckloads of onions worth Rs 96 lakh.

"I had sent 3,700 onion bags to the market, in three grades. This time I earned about Rs 96 lakh, while my total expenses were about Rs 15 lakh," he said.

He further said if the government takes interest in farmers, none of them will ever experience any loss.