PepsiCo India withdraws lawsuits against 9 Gujarat potato growers

Farmer activists call for proactive measures by govt to uphold farmers' rights over seeds


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Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
The legal tussle between PepsiCo India Holdings Ltd and nine potato growers in Gujarat end Friday when the company withdrew its legal suits on Friday. 

PepsiCo India had earlier sought and obtained an early hearing to withdraw its suits, four in commercial court of Ahmedabad and five in district court of Modasa of Sabarkantha district.

The company had sued nine potato farmers in Gujarat, including five last year and four this year, for allegedly buying seeds and selling potato of the FL 2027 variety registered by PepsiCo for use in making ‘Lays’ chips.

First Published: May 10 2019 | 10:31 PM IST

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