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KPRS, tomato growers hold protest march

Staff Reporter

Urge the Government to solve their problems

— Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Demand: Farmers from Kolar district distributing tomatoes as part of a protest in Bangalore on Wednesday.

BANGALORE: The members of the Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha (KPRS) and Tomato Growers’ Association of Kolar district held a protest march from Town Hall to Vidhana Soudha here on Wednesday. They urged the Government to solve their problems by creating support structures.

A delegation comprising General Secretary of KPRS J.C. Bayya Reddy, president Maruthi Manpade and growers’ association leaders Holur Shankar and R. Ramakrishna Gowda submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister’s Secretariat listing their demands, which included fixing support price for tomato at Rs. 5 a kg.

Earlier, the protestors staged a demonstration at Mysore Bank Circle. Their other demands included setting up of agro processing units and providing information to farmers about crop patterns.

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