Potato growers stage demo demanding fair price of potato in Rangpur

Vehicular movement on Rangpur-Kurigram Highway was disrupted for an hour as potato growers on Monday staged demonstration spreading potatoes on road demanding fair prices at Satmatha Highway in Rangpur city.

The farmers alleged that they spent Tk 11 to Tk 13 per kg of potato as production cost but currently, per kg potatoes are being sold at Tk 8 and Tk 9.

Ziaul Islam, a trader said the farmers are counting a loss due to unfair price of potatoes and the government should look into the matter.

They also demanded to take steps as potatoes can be exported in different foreign countries.

The vehicular movement on the Highway came to normal after one hour after police intervention.