Published On: February 4, 2023 10:00 AM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Farmers of Chitwan on Friday staged a protest by throwing vegetables on the road of Narayanghat. They staged the symbolic protest arguing that the domestic product is not getting fair price due to vegetables imported from India. Farmers threw vegetables such as tomato, cauliflower, cabbage, pumpkin, pea and other vegetables laden in six tractors on the road.
Lekhnath Bhusal, one of the agitating farmers, said that they were forced to throw the vegetables grown domestically on the streets as they could not find a market. “Vegetables are being grown in the garden but not sold in the market.” He said, “Rather than letting them rot in the garden, we protested by throwing it on the street.”
The farmers of Chitwan staged the protest with the slogan ‘You cannot kill Nepali farmers, we do not need foreign vegetables and fruits’.
They also displayed placards that read ‘Stop grants-based policy that kills farmers’, ‘Beware middlemen who kill farmers’ and ‘There is no future in farming and we don’t have the right age to go for foreign employment in the Gulf’.
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