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Garlic Prices Skyrocket in Assam Markets, Imported Supplies Cause Concern

The surge in garlic prices has sparked concerns and chaos in markets across Assam, particularly in Barpeta district. Farmers from Chapra village shed light on the issue, revealing that the expensive garlic in the market is not locally harvested but imported from other states. Local farmers like Ashruddin and Chan Miya expressed optimism that prices would decline once the local garlic harvest reaches the market. Chan Miya highlighted the profitability of garlic farming, citing potential profits exceeding 1 lakh rupees per bigha. The situation emphasizes the importance of local produce and self-sufficiency, with farmers hopeful that the upcoming local harvest will restore affordability to this kitchen staple.

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