Poor power supply, drinking water problem, incomplete delta modernisation works, compensation for damaged crops and other problems welcomed Agriculture Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana, who attended the launch of ‘Yeruvaka' programme in the district on Monday.
Gannavaram MLA Dasari Balavardhana Rao said that the Government was neglecting agriculture in the State and the farmers were resorting to suicide unable to bear the losses. He alleged that the Government, millers and the middlemen were playing with the lives of poor farmers. “The Rythu Chaitanya Yatras, Polam Badi and the just launched Yeruvaka were of no use to the farmers, if Minimum Support Price (MSP) is not paid to the ryots. Give compensation to the farmers who lost their crops during natural calamities and complete the silt removing works in canals immediately”, the legislator demanded.
Rythu Sangam leader K. Nageswara Rao said about 2 lakh farmers left agriculture sector and some thousands committed suicide due to losses. Government could not supply seven-hour power supply as promised.
Kisan Sabha leader P.S.R. Das said though the government was announcing several schemes for farmers, the grounding and implementation was very poor. Telugu Rythu district president Chalasani Anjaneyulu said that no loans were sanctioned to tenant farmers and the farmers were in tension as the delta modernization works remained incomplete.
Commissioner (Agriculture) K. Madhusudhan Rao said that 8.5 lakh tonnes of fertiliser stocks were kept ready with dealers in the state and as regards cotton seed, 1.10 crore seed packets were readied for the coming season. Addressing farmers, the Minister stressed the need for increasing mechanisation and use of vermi compost.
Farmers urged the government to appoint doctors in all veterinary hospitals. Earlier, women and children sang traditional songs.
Commissioner says 8.5 lakh tonnes of fertiliser stocks are kept ready Farmers urge government to appoint doctors in veterinary hospitals
Commissioner says 8.5 lakh tonnes of fertiliser stocks are kept ready
Farmers urge government to appoint doctors in veterinary hospitals