Kerala farmers hold protest march in DelhiDecember 17th, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): To highlight the issues of farmers and the serious crisis faced by the agriculture sector, hoards of farmers from Kerala held a protest march here today.
The protest was organised under the aegis of Karshaka Sanghatana Aikya Vedi (KSAV).
The prices of agricultural products have reduced sharply, but the over all cost of produce has increased, which adds to the farmer’’s woes.
Addressing the mediapersons, P.C. Thomas, Chairman of KSAV, accused the government of ignoring the agricultural sector and said the government is only helping the industrial and other sectors by providing tax relief and other monetary benefits.
The government had announced a stimulus package of Rs 20,000 crores for various industries on December 7. (ANI)