21-02-2014 08:50 AM | India

Indian potato farmers hold rally, protest sliding prices

Nearly 300 potato farmers gathered and dumped their unsold produce on the street in a protest against the falling prices. The farmers criticised the government for not taking adequate steps to ensure fair prices of the popular vegetable that is selling far below the production cost.

They also demanded that the government buy potatoes from them directly and compensate the farmers who incurred losses for selling the item at Tk 1-5 a kilogram against a production cost of more than Tk 6.
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