The Andhra Pradesh Rythu Sangam on Monday sought the intervention of the administration for a realistic enumeration of the crop loss due to Nilam cyclone.
Holding withered crops on their hands, a team of APRS led by its District Secretary N.Ranga Rao called on District Collector Anita Rajendra at the collectorate.
They complained that officials at the grassroots level had not conducted field visits properly and left out even genuine cases of farmers who had lost their crops to rain fury.
After extensive visits to farms in the affected areas in Inkollu, Parchur, Yaddanapudi, Nagulapupadu, Martur and Madipaddu, the farmers leaders wanted the administration to provide additional support to tenant farmers who were the worst-hit.
They sought opening of the Cotton Corporation of India purchase centres at Parchur, Martur, Markapur and Yerragondapalem to buy discoloured Cotton.
They sought a compensation of at least Rs.10,000 per acre to the affected farmers. They pressed for enumeration of crop loss by insurance companies early.
They also sought release of Krishna waters from the Nagarjunasagar for farmers in the district to raise irrigated dry crop during Rabi.