Cotton farmers ransack Mahyco office

March 7, 2014 0 Comments

Staff Correspondent: HUBLI, March 7, 2014.

They were seeking compensation for loss caused by ‘spurious’ seeds.

Cotton farmers who were staging a protest against Mahyco for allegedly selling spurious seeds barged into the company premises near Ranebennur in Haveri district on Thursday, ransacked the office and destroyed a few documents.

They were demanding compensation of at least Rs. 25,000 an acre for the loss they suffered after sowing Bt cotton seeds sold by the company. The incident occurred at Mahyco Seed Company, located off national highway 4, near Kamadod village.