In a mark of solidarity with the farmers and trade unions contact for Bharat Bandh, the buying and selling operations at Lasalgaon APMC, which is the premier onion sector, are shut for the day.

Chairman of the Agriculture Deliver Sector Committee (APMC) at Lasalgaon, Suvarna Jagtap in a media assertion said that in help of the ongoing farmers’ agitation in New Delhi, all the traders, farmers and labourers of the sector have decided to take part in the national strike.

The auction of agricultural commodities for grains and veggies are closed, she said.

The traders at Lasalgaon APMC trade about 30,000 tonnes of onions for each day. The trade volumes of tomato is also higher. Cost volatility of onions at Lasalgaon have a immediate impact on the wholesale and retail markets in the state.

A senior Maharashtra Authorities official said that APMCs in districts dominated by the ruling Nationalist Congress Bash are observing the Bharat Bandh. In Pune district just about all the APMCs are shut but retail retailers outside the house the APMCs are doing the job. Due to the fact it is a a single-day strike, it will not have any major impact on the agriculture commodity trade, the official said.