YSR Congress Party honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma on Wednesday said that her party would step up pressure on the Union government for the complete waiver of crop loans and immediate relief measures for the flood and cylone victims of Srikakulam district.

She visited Laveru, Narasannapeta and Tekkali constituencies and consoled flood victims. Several villagers in Budumuru told Ms.Vijayamma that they had not yet received input subsidy even for the Neelam Cyclone and it would take many years for them to receive relief for Phailin cyclone.

She said that they would not have such problems if Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy was alive. Farmers of Susaram village told her that they were in debt trap with the frequent natural calamities. They asked to step up pressure on the government for complete loan waiver and disbursement of new loans. Later addressing a media conference in Srikakulam, She said that the compensation should be paid based on the investment made in the crops. YSR Congress Party leaders Dharmana Krishnadas, Varudu Kalyani, Tammineni Seetaram, and Duppala Ravindrababu followed Ms. Vijayamma during her tour.