Agriculture: State reports

Down and out

Print edition : December 23, 2016

Crowds gather in front of State Bank of Hyderabad in Humnabad, Bidar, which serves 11 villages in the vicinity. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Farmers who bring grain and fruits to the wholesale market in Bidar are forced to sell them on credit to commission agents. Photo: T. GOPICHAND

The tender coconut market yard in Maddur in Mandya district. Arrivals collapsed after the demonetisation but picked up on buying by traders from other States eager to get rid of the banned notes. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Farmers selling milk at a cooperative centre in Mandya district. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Onion auction at the APMC yard in Yeshwanthapura, Bengaluru, on November 29. Photo: Sudhakara Jain

Mahesh Chand, a vegetable retailer in western Uttar Pradesh, has seen his sales halved because people do not have cash to spend. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Fateh Singh Bhatti, a potato grower in western Uttar Pradesh, has seen his thriving potato crop turn into a disaster as prices slumped. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Migrant workers from Bihar at the wholesale grain market in Rohtak have had to subsist on credit for their daily necessities because of the currency crunch. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

The wholesale and retail market for grain, fruits and vegetables in Rohtak, Haryana, wearing a desolate look. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

A trader waiting for customers at the Tumudibandha weekly market in Kandhamal district. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

Tribal women buying used clothes from a trader at the weekly market. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

Manik Das, a marginal farmer, in his mustard field in Nij Botahgila village in Assam's Nalbari district, about 85 km off Guwahati on November 26. Photo: Sushanta Talukdar

Hazarat Ali (right), a marginal farmer, with rice trader Rubul Ahmed at Dhamdhama in Nalbari district on November 26. Photo: Sushanta Talukdar

Manohar Salunke, a sugarcane farmer from Nagthane taluk Satara district. Photo: Anupama Katakam

A cotton farmer near Amravati in Maharashtra. Photo: Vivek Bendre

K. Pachaiammal, a Dalit agricultural labourer. "There is no water, no money and no work," she says.. Photo: Ilangovan Rajasekharan

V. Sharadhammal of Pootapuram village in Omlur taluk shows her bank passbook with MGNREGA entries, but she is unable to withdraw any money. Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

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