Shimla, Apr 07: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said on Wednesday that the government should compensate farmers of hilly areas for the damage to crops caused by wild animals.
Tikait said the government should also make arrangements for transporting the produce of farmers from their farms to the wholesale markets.
Addressing a farmer ”mahapanchayat” at Haripur Tohana village near Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh”s Sirmaur district, the BKU leader said an arrangement should be made for farmers on the lines of subsidy provided to sugar factories for transporting sugar to the ports.
“When the government wants to talk, we will talk to them, but we are also prepared for the agitation. The first phase of the agitation will continue till November-December and will be intensified after that if necessary,” the BKU spokesperson said.
Addressing the first farmer ”mahapanchayat”…