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  • Activists want PepsiCo to compensate farmers for ‘harassment’

    Activists want PepsiCo to compensate farmers for ‘harassment’

    Nine farmers from Sabarkantha and Aravalli districts were sued by PepsiCo in two separate courts for allegedly growing a variety of potatoes for which the company has claimed plant variety protection (PVP) rights, and sought damages ranging from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 1 crore from each of them. Agitated by PepsiCo's earlier decision to sue potato growing farmers for allegedly growing a variety of potato registered by it, around 25 major farmers' bodies of Gujarat and the country, including Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), along with activists and NGOs have decided to form a central body - Seed Sovereignty Forum - to protect farmers' rights on seeds. A meeting to chalk out an action plan under this umbrella body was held on Friday at the Gujarat Vidyapith here, said farm rights activist, Kapil Shah of NGO 'Jatan'.

    May 3, 2019
  • Centre urged to save Gujarat potato farmers sued by PepsiCo

    Centre urged to save Gujarat potato farmers sued by PepsiCo

    PepsiCo, the manufacturers of popular Lays chips, has initiated legal suits against at least nine farmers for growing FC-5 potato variety

    April 25, 2019
  • WB govt extends transport subsidy for potato farmers

    WB govt extends transport subsidy for potato farmers

    The West Bengal government has extended transport subsidy to January 15 for potato farmers to help clear their stock from cold storages by today. About 6.5 lakh tonne potato, which is still lying in cold storages across the state, has to be evacuated by December 31, as prescribed by the government,” West Bengal Cold Storage Association president …

    December 31, 2017