May 14, 2018
Coimbatore : Members of Tamil Nadu Farmers Association today staged a novel protest in front of the District Collectorate by putting vegetable stalls in protest against officials who do not allow them to sell their produce at the daily shandy in RS Puram in the city.
About 40 farmers brought their produce such as tomatoes, cauliflower, ladyfinger, beans and potatoes on push carts and set up an ambience of a vegetable market near the Collectorate entrance.
Association president S.Palanisamy said the officials were turning down the requests from farmers coming from far away places to sell the produce inside the shandy, meant for farmers.
Besides, many farmers were asked to move out of the shandy, he said and urged the administration to take action against erring officials. They submitted a memorandum to Collector T N Hariharan.
Farmers also threatened to set up permanent shops in front of the office if the issue was not resolved immediately, were not not allowed to sell their produce, S.Palanisamy said.