• Download mobile app
27 Feb 2021, Edition - 2055, Saturday

Trending Now

  • Gujarat: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal holds road show in Surat, 3 days after the Gujarat civic polls.
  • Covid-19 vaccination: Registration of beneficiaries on Co-WIN for 2nd phase to start from March 1
  • India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 1.34 crores, says Union Health Ministry
  • India allows Pakistan PM Imran Khan to use airspace while flying to Colombo
  • Mathura will break ego and arrogance of BJP: Priyanka Gandhi
  • Farmers will gherao Parliament if government doesn’t repeal three agriculture laws: Tikait

Coimbatore

Farmers protest, put up open vegetable shandy in front of Coimbatore Collectorate

Covai Post Network

Share

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.

ALSO READ : SI booked under POSCO for not acting in minor abuse case in Kerala

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.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

COIMBATORE WEATHER