Shimla: Vegetable growing farmers under the Himachal Kishan Sabha (HKS) banner held a protest demonstration outside the Vidhan Sabha on Friday and demanded protection from middlemen traders and better marketing facilities.
Earlier the demonstrators held a protest march from the Panchayat Bhavan to the Vidhan Sabha.
Later, president HKS Kuldeep Tanwar led a delegation of farmers and presented a memorandum of 20 point demands to chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal.
Among other issues, the farmers are demanding support price for vegetables, setting up vegetable based industries, improving infrastructure like setting up cold storages, vegetable growing being brought under horticulture activities and extending insurance cover to vegetable growing.
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