Potato Dump!


Facing a glut-like situation, potato growers on Thursday dumped their crop on highways in various parts of the state. The growers have been protesting the alleged apathetic attitude of the government towards their demands. Though the farmers reaped a bumper crop for the third year in a row, “poor” marketing policy and “low” freight subsidy have landed them in losses. While the cost of potato production was Rs 4 a kg, the farmers claimed they are being forced to sell their produce for as low as Rs 1.5 per kg.