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Farmers dump potatoes to protest low MSP, say Yogi turned deaf ears to woes

With the price crashing to Rs 4 per kg, the farmers are demanding a minimum of Rs 10 per kg.

ANI  |  Lucknow 

A labourer prepares to unload sacks of potatoes from a truck at a wholesale vegetable and fruit market in New Delhi
A labourer prepares to unload sacks of potatoes from a truck.

After their plea to get a fair price for potatoes went unheard by the government, the on Saturday dumped their produce outside the state assembly building in protest.

With the price crashing to Rs 4 per kg, the are demanding a minimum of Rs 10 per kg.

"If the don't get a fair price for their crops, what would they do? We even had a discussion with the state and the district administration regarding the same, but the result is not visible. We are protesting as they are not listening to our plea", said a farmer.

He further expressed his disappointment in the situation and said that the dreadful condition of the farmers raises the question on the entire management.

"Entire system is sleeping and if the government is not aware of our situation, then it is very sad", he added.

Notably, after coming to power in the state, the government decided to fix a for at Rs 487 per quintal in a bid to encourage the growers.

First Published: Sat, January 06 2018. 14:27 IST
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