DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Friday urged Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to pay heed to the demands of the farmers in the delta region and make announcement about full-fledged relief in the coming budget.

Nothing is known

In a statement here, he said it was decided to send a team to study the crop failure in non-Delta district, nothing was known about it so far.

He said while the government had announced Rs. 15,000 per acre to farmers who had suffered more than 50 per cent loss, the fate of other farmers hanged in balance.

“There is no word about the demand for Rs. 10 lakh relief to the families of farmers who have committed suicide and job for their family members. The government is yet to respond to a demand for reassessing the crop loss,” he said.

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