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Farmers gather outside district collector office demanding action against fake pesticide company


Farmers gather outside district collector office demanding action against fake pesticide company

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Aug 08 (ANI): A group of farmers from Nallampalayam Village of Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore gathered outside the Collectorate office, demanding action against a pesticide company on Monday. Holding dead and decayed crops, these villagers alleged that their standing crops were damanged after using a fake pesticide offered by a private firm.

The farmers filed a complaint against the pesticide manufacturing company and also demanded compensation in return for their losses. In yet another incident outside the district collector office, a group of Dalit residents sported black ribbons on their eyes and lighted candles staging a novel protest.

These Dalit people, from Periyanaickenpalayam Village, alleged that they are deprived of basic amenities such as electricity and toilets for over 30 years now.

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