Grape farmers finalised the amount of their develop for the export sector at a bare minimum of ₹82 per kg in January, ₹71 in February, and ₹62 in March for this year.

The Maharashtra Condition Grape Grower Association (MSGGA), the apex body of grape farmers recently held a conference in Nashik to decide the bare minimum cost of their develop.

The Association users calculated the cost primarily based on ten per cent financial gain on the creation price of grapes. The member resolved that the farmers ought to offer their develop above this essential cost and finalise the better amount primarily based on the wide range of the fruit, color, form and top quality.

The users resolved that the grape farmer will not offer develop down below the bare minimum amount finalised by the Association. Kailas Bhosale, Vice-President of the Association, mentioned the farmers have decided to arrive together and deal with the bare minimum cost of grapes for export as farmers have endured greatly in the past two seasons. He mentioned that grape farmers are turning to personal income creditors and farmers experienced to decide the bare minimum cost as the government has not taken any measures to support grape farmers.

Vilas Shinde, Association Director and Chairman and MD of Sahyadri Farms, mentioned the Nashik area took direct in exporting grapes in the European sector but now it is higher time that grape growers united and examined the sector before advertising the develop.

He included that grape farmers ought to system the source of grapes so that the develop is offered throughout the 12 months. “ Farmers ought to fully grasp the demand and source in the sector and remain united to improve their bargain electrical power,” mentioned Shinde.

Grape farmers in Maharashtra have initiated this key sector reform on their have and the Association designs to rope in all grape farmers in the initiative.