Lucknow, Jan 6: After their plea to get a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for potatoes went unheard by the Yogi Adityanath-led government, the disgruntled farmers on Saturday dumped their produce outside the chief minister’s residence and state assembly building in protest.
With the price crashing to Rs 4 per kg, the farmers are demanding a minimum of Rs 10 per kg.
Lucknow: Potatoes dumped outside Uttar Pradesh Assembly building by farmers in protest against low prices. Presently, farmers are getting Rs.4 per kg but they demand a minimum price of Rs.10 per kg for their potato produce, pic.twitter.com/fsQzu49F06
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“If the farmers 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 one of the farmer, news agency ANI quoted.
“Entire system is sleeping and if the government is not aware of our situation, then it is very sad”, he further said.