Saturday, January 9, 2016

Slump in Rubber price: Jose K Mani to go on fast

KOTTAYAM: Jose K Mani, MP, to begin fast soon, demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the rubber price fall.  
The show of protest has been planned for January 18 in front of Kottayam Gandhi statue.

The MP will be demanding that the Centre take necessary steps to control the rubber price that has been going down in the home market, despite the hike in import tax.   

The rubber that was Rs 250 per kg has come down to Rs 90 per kg. The farmers who started the rubber cultivation after taking bank loans are now in dire straits.

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