Jamshedpur: Members of Krishak Mitra Samanvaya Samiti Sangh staged a sit-in before the Potka block office to demand fixing of honorarium on Friday.
Leading them, the outfit president Anand Das met the block development officer (BDO) Prabhas Chandra Das and handed over a memorandum to him in support of their various demands.
Speaking on the occasion, Das said the state government had been paying an honorarium of Rs 500 to the Kisan Mitras of the area for the last eight years. He said such a trifling amount was not sufficient to make a living. He said the government should hike the honorarium to boost the morale of Krishak Mitras.
Das said there are a total of 122 Krishak Mitras in Potka at present.
Among those present during the sit-in included Chhavi Das, Parmeshwar Murmu, Hikim Sardar, Sandeep and Jagat Mardi.