Coochbehar: The potato farmers on Thursday staged a demonstration before the office of District Magistrate of Coochbehar. From Wednesday morning, the protests were staged by the potato farmers in demand of proper prices of potatoes. They demanded that the state government should buy the potatoes at proper price.
The farmers have alleged that since the production of potatoes have been much more than usual, the farmers are not getting proper prices for their products. So they are suffering financial loses.
Although the state government has assured the potato farmers of all help, no solution to the problem has been reached. So the farmers are choosing the path of suicide.
The agitating farmers have threatened to go for a bigger protest if their demands are not heeded by the government.