This lady lives in a hard-to-reach area not far from Shilllong India. She sells the fruit from her four pear trees at just 3-4 rupees per kilogram. She could sell them for 150 rupees in the market but is not able to do this for one reason or another. Every year she has to sell at a discount and she has little or no say at all in the matter as the risk of having to abandon her produce is quite high. Faced with the prospect of spending the money to transport her fruits back home, she has to be content with a "something is better than nothing" philosophy. Unfortunately, this sad and unfortunate situation is true of most if not all Northeast India farmers, who are always either victims of market volatility or middlemen greed.
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