Farmers seek processing unit

KOLAR: Scores of farmers staged a dharna in front of Srinivasapur taluk panchayat office in the district on Wednesday demanding setting up of a mango processing plant in the area. Led by Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha (KPRS) district secretary P.R. Suryanarayan, the protesters also sought necessary infrastucture at Srinivasapur’s Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) yard for taking up mango trade. In a memorandum, the farmers also demanded proper implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in the taluk. — Staff Correspondent

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