Demanding attention from the Central and the State governments towards the problems of the farmers in the State, president of the Bharatiya Janata Kisan Morcha's State unit J. Shyama Kishore on Thursday sought the Centre's intervention to allow the State to get its due share of Krishna waters.

At a press conference here, Mr. Kishore said that the farmers in the State were deprived of their fair share of water only due to the nonchalant attitude of the State government. He found fault with the State government for not taking the Opposition parties and farmers' associations into confidence while appearing before the Krishna water tribunal and said that farmers from the State would not continue cultivation if there was no increase in the State's share in the Krishna waters. Referring to the cyclone that hit the coastal districts last month, Mr. Kishore said that ex-gratia must be paid to all the farmers who lost their crop and the government should chalk out a new tenancy Act to protect the interests of the tenant farmers. BJP district president Y. Malakondaiah and other leaders were present.