Islamabad : Farmers held a protest against the companies on non-compensation of tobacco rate procured from the growers.
Itehad Kashtkaran, vice chairman Iqbal Shewa said that despite repeated requests, the companies are not giving any monetary compensation to the growers on the procurement rate. “When season begun, farmers and growers provided the crop to the companies on Rs425 and later it surged to Rs1,400,” said Iqbal. He said growers are on the verge of facing Rs15 to 20 million losses because of non-compensation by the companies. Iqbal also alleged that the companies are using delaying tactics instead of solving the issues of growers.