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Donating His Money To The PM, This Nashik Farmer Adds A New Twist To Kisan March

"I do not represent any political party. But I am angry because of the government's apathy towards our woes," said the farmer.

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Angry and disappointed with the Modi government, an onion-farmer from Nashik, Maharashtra sent the revenue of his produce to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Marking the protest, Sanjay Sathe donated his income of Rs 1,064 that he earned from selling 750 kg onion, to the PM's Disaster Relief Fund. To add to the facts, this farmer is amongst the few who are listed as the 'Progressive farmers' by the Union Agriculture Ministry in 2010 for an interaction with the former US President Barack Obama.

And now, years after being a part of that list, Sanjay is able to sell his produce for Rs 1 per Kg.

"I produced 750 kg of onion this season but was offered a rate of Rs 1 per kg at Niphad wholesale market last week. Finally, I could negotiate a deal for Rs 1.40 per kg and received Rs 1,064 for 750 kg," he told PTI on Sunday.

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