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Thousands of turmeric farmers protest, block NH

HYDERABAD: Thousands of turmeric a long way mers staged a dhar na at Mamidipally Chowrasta in Armoor department of Nizamabad in spite of police detaining their leaders and implementing Section 144 of CrPC in 11 mandals, on Tuesday. The farmers mentioned they will degree another dharna on February 16.

Farmers are challenging minimal enhance worth for turmeric. In the open marketplace, farmers get four,000 in line with quintal however peg the manufacturing cost at round Rs nine,000 in line with quintal After the protest, farmers blocked National Highway 44 for two hours in the evening. However, police diverted the site visitors in anticipation.

“We attempted to reach the dharna venue however had been stopped at our village. But many a long way mers from Ar moor and Jakranpally reached where of dharna on their own without any leaders,” Gopidi Ganga Reddy, from Nandipet mandal told TOI.

Farmers alleged they had been detained of their villages, and the police attempted to threaten them with prison circumstances. Reportedly, 30 farmers and activists, who had been meant to start an indefinite rapid had been arrested in Navipet, Renjal and Edapalli, before they reached the venue. A Tirupati Reddy, a farmer, mentioned: “The telephones of a few leaders had been switched off from morning, however we would have liked to participate, and held the protest. More than 6,000 folks have gathered, and there were round three,000 police staff round us. We told them we will be able to cling the dharna peacefully.” Reportedly, farmers from 75 villages participated in the dharna. “We will once more press for our calls for even supposing police stops,” mentioned G Narsareddy, who spoke on the dharna mentioned. “We will block the National Highway next to our mandals.”

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