Farmers protest, demand grain market in Kangra region

Farmers backed by the newly floated political outfit Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP) held a protest in front of the office the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kangra. They were alleging that the state government had not set up any mandi in their area where they could sell their grain produce, including rice and wheat.

The farmers also heaped rice in front of the DC’s office alleging that they did not have any outlet where they could get minimum support price for their grain produce. The farmers alleged that the entire policy of the state government was targeted at apple farmers. They were compensated in case their crop was damaged from natural disaster. However, farmers of lower areas faced drought and floods, but were never compensated for the damage to their crops.

Balbir Chaudhary, who was leading the protest, demanded early solution from State Govt and he also threatens with the agitation if government failed to do so.

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