The sub-station compound went up in flames and the fire tenders had a tough time dousing the flames, police said.
Uttar Pradesh farmers end protest after government assurance, promise to return if demands are unmet
The demands include early payment of sugarcane arrears, cleaning of the polluted tributaries of the Ganges on priority, and giving insurance benefits to all family members of farmers.
Farmers, on their way from Uttar Pradesh to Kisan Ghat in Delhi on Saturday demanding pending sugarcane dues, loan waivers and cheap electricity, among others, were stopped.
The farmers march had started from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on September 11 and was expected to converge at the Kisan Ghat in Delhi on Saturday.
Farmers have decided to hold a hunger strike if their demands are not met even after their march to Delhi.
Pradhan alleged that farmers of the district are yet to get input subsidy for crop loss due to hailstorm, cyclone Phethai and drought during 2018 kharif season.
More than 30 podu cultivators staged a sit-in dharna, obstructing the forest department’s tractors and demanded that the officials leave the fields immediately.
Agriculture market yard secretary interacted with the farmers and explained that the Central govt was implementing the e-NAM system from July 4.
Nearly 40 lorries and 300 tractors carrying onions have been arriving at the Kurnool Agriculture Market daily for the past 15 days. Onion is cultivated in 25,000 hectares in the district.
Protesting fuel price hike, farmers not to supply milk, vegetables in cities across India from June 1 to 10
If one has to buy any of these commodities one will be have to go to the villages and buy them at the rates farmers demand.
From industrialists to ordinary housewives, the farmers’ peaceful protest in Maharashtra received widespread support and was a huge success.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray today came out in support of the farmers who have reached here after undertaking a 'Long March' to Mumbai from Nashik.
The farmers, led by Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha, are demanding, among other things, proper implementation of the Maharashtra government's loan waiver scheme.
This government can't do anything for you: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray tells farmers
Raj Thackeray Sunday came out in support of the farmers who have reached here after undertaking a 'Long March' to Mumbai from Nashik to press their various demands including full loan waiver.
Clad in soiled white shirt, dhoti and a tulsi mala around his neck, Chandar Shivram Pendhar, 65, stands out from the crowd.