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Maize growers woes

Maize farmers in Bongaigaon district threatened to commit suicide in protest against the spurious quality of maize seeds distributed to them by the state government.
The maize plants bloomed fully in the 43,200 square feet land under plantation, there was hardly any yield in them, the farmers alleged. The poor production has pushed the 50-odd farmers to a severe financial crisis.

But the farmers registered a record production last year by selling many quintals of produce in the market. The farmers threatened to end their lives without adequate compensation.

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