The BJP has demanded compensation of Rs. 15,000 an acre for farmers who lost their crop on account of the recent hailstorm in eight districts.

Speaking to reporters after visiting affected villages near Bodhan in Nizamabad district, former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said the party estimated loss over 70,000 acres in this district alone. The farmers invested up to Rs. 30,000 an acre but the government promised only Rs. 4,000 an acre after the disaster.

He said the farmers were hit just when they were about to reap the harvest.

The government was indifferent to their plight.