Punjab farmers’ group hold protests at toll plazas across state

Amritsar:

Punjab’s farmers’ body on Thursday intensified their protest at several toll plazas in the state against the Punjab government for ignoring their demands.

The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) gave a call for holding protests at 18 toll plazas in the state for a month beginning Thursday to press the state government to accept their various demands, including farm debt waiver, remunerative prices for their crops and compensation for damage to crops.

During their protest, farmers will not allow the fee to be deducted for any vehicle passing through the toll plazas, KMSC General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said, adding that they are free for commuters in the state till January 15.