Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Nandan Biomatrix has clarified that the company was procuring only "dry material" through a network of franchisees and was not dealing with farmers directly.

Responding to a report published in these columns on June 11 about plans by farmers from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala to stage a dharna, the company said one of its franchisees started vilification attempts by instigating farmers when Nandan Biomatrx refused to procure "wet material" that was against the agreement.