Farmers lost faith in govt.: P.C. Thomas

Rubber farmers have lost faith in the Centre and State governments, said Kerala Congress leader P.C. Thomas. He was speaking to the media persons here on Wednesday. He castigated the Central government for not raising the import duty of natural rubber. “Why should one import the product at a higher price when it was cheaper in the domestic market,” he asked. He said there was pressure on the government from the ‘tyre lobby’ and the government was citing other reasons to hide it. . Kerala Youth Front, a feeder organisation of the Kerala Congress, will organise a demonstration to the Parliament on December 13 to highlight these issues. – Staff Reporter