Ammonia gas leak destroys potato crop in 4 villages, farmers demand compensation

  • | Tuesday | 2nd January, 2018

AGRA: Ammonia gas leak from a cold storage plant at Ghaagpura village has caused potato crops across four villages of Fatehabad development block in Agra district to wither. The crop damage has affected some 500 of farmers in the area.On Tuesday, farmers met senior officials and demanded action against the cold storage and suitable compensation for crop loss. Such an incident can take place in other cold storage centers as many of them are operating without any license. Farmers demanded swift assessment of their crop loss and suitable compensation. We have demanded that the district administration provide us compensation for crop loss and take action against the cold storage center concerned as soon as possible.

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