SARGODHA: Citrus growers have rejected purchase
rate of Rs 600 per forty kilogram kinnow decided by the All Pakistan
Fruits & Vegetables Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association
(PFVA) for coming season 2019-20.
The growers have demanded the authorities concerned to address
farmers' grievances in this regard and announce reasonable rates
Growers said that last year 40 kg kinnow were purchased for
Rs 850 to 1100 and now Rs 600 rate had been declared by the PFVA.
Kinnow Growers Association president Hamid Saleem Waraich
talking to this scribe expressed concerns over new rates and
said that new rates would deprive farmers of their due rights.
He said the...