ELURU: The Andhra Pradesh Rytu Sangham (APRS) on Monday appealed to the government to pay a compensation of Rs. 10,000 per acre to the farmers who failed to receive water from the Godavari for rabi.

The APRS district committee, which met here underscored the need to help the farmers who were excluded in stabilising the ayacyt as a result of water crisis. APRS district secretary B. Balaram accused the government of having failed to explore alternative sources to meet the demand for water in the rabi.