Kolhapur : ‘Karnataki’ crisis on Maharashtra’s branded industry!, Kolhapuri jaggery industry turned bitter

Kolhapur : Increased manufacturing of Karnataka jaggery and lowered demand for Kolhapuri jaggery has dampened the sweetness of the jaggery industry in southern Maharashtra. This is affecting the native farmers. Due to this, the indicators of this industry of Kolhapur being taken over by Karnataka are clear.

The jaggery produced in Kolhapur was in nice demand each within the nation and overseas, together with the 2 states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. But as jaggery produced in Karnataka with the identical title began to be accessible at a cheaper price, its consumption elevated. In the final two to 3 years, Karnataka jaggery has captured many markets. Due to this, the demand for Kolhapuri jaggery has decreased and the costs have additionally fallen.

Jaggery offers in Kolhapur closed, farmers indignant

Jaggery offers have been closed within the Kolhapur Agricultural Produce Market Committee. Jaggery farmers are indignant as a result of jaggery shouldn’t be getting worth. Jaggery offers are closed out there committee since morning. The place of jaggery farmers is that jaggery farmers won’t permit jaggery offers to start out till they get a good worth for jaggery. Jaggery from Karnataka is bought as Kolhapuri. Jaggery producers have demanded to cease this sort.

In final yr’s season, 20 lakhs of semolina of 30 kg was consumed. This resulted in a turnover of 2 hundred and fifty crores. Farmers have been pleased as they received Rs 4200 per quintal. But this yr this fee has dropped to 3400 to 3500. Due to this the farmer is upset as the price of manufacturing shouldn’t be going away. Like Karnataka, its manufacturing has additionally elevated in Sangli, Solapur, Karad. Jaggery costs have fallen because of excessive manufacturing and low demand.

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Like Karnataka, the tactic of constructing jaggery from sugar has additionally began in Kolhapur. Due to this, its high quality has declined. Wholesale merchants from Gujarat and Rajasthan are immediately selecting jaggery from Karnataka. Farmers are benefiting as Adat, Local Traders Commission and Hamali learn. Apart from this, as it’s accessible at a cheaper price than Kolhapur, the merchants there are preferring Karnataka.

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Against this backdrop, the Kolhapuri jaggery industry has turn out to be bitter. This has lowered the variety of guesthouses from 2 hundred to at least one hundred. If there is no such thing as a worth then why to supply it, a lot of the farmers have closed their barns. Due to this, this industry of Kolhapur has come into bother.

Jaggery was ready when there was no monsoon season. He received a superb fee. Now, though manufacturing has elevated, costs have fallen because of low demand.
– Nimesh Ved, Atul Shah, Traders

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