Bareilly district: Seeds & fertilisers not selling, concerns over wheat output

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This is peak rabi sowing season, but in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh, the demand for new seeds of wheat and fertilisers has dropped by two-thirds since the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

And Subhash Chauhan, who runs a seed store at Bithri Chainpur block, said, "Until November 8 we would sell 25-30 quintals seed to farmers every day, but since then we have hardly been selling 7-8 quintals per day."

Omkar Singh, a farmer from Saidulpur Kurmian block, said, "Yesterday, I sold wheat to a businessman who said he would pay me Rs 2,200 per quintal in old currency but only Rs 1,800 per quintal if I insisted on new notes.

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