25 farmers showed rare act of kindness when they distributed free vegetables to the needy
Demand for some goods have sharply fallen after currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 were demonetized by the Central government. The farmers with abundant vegetables had a few options remained – to sell them below market price or dispose of the vegetables. But, they chose neither of these two; instead they distributed the vegetables for free to the people standing in the long queues outside ATM’s.
Twenty-five farmers from Jaipur, Chomu, Nagaur and Sardar Sahar districts joined hands to help people affected by the sudden shortfall of cash flow as a result of demonetization.
First we thought of giving the vegetables to cattle, but after some discussion with our fellow farmers, we decided to distribute the vegetable among the needy. As people lined up in long queues outside ATMs and banks are running out cash repeatedly, leaving no time for people to buy vegetables from the market, we have decided to give vegetables for free, said Babulal, a farmer from Chomu.
People were happy to receive fresh vegetables for free and praised the farmers for their good initiative.
We used to sell vegetables door to door with our vehicles, but after the government’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes and shortage of Rs 100 currency notes, our sale have dipped. So, we have decided to give vegetable to the needy and help our Prime Minister Narendra Modi in building a strong economic nation, says another farmer.