The Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha has demanded the Davangere district administration to make public the report submitted by a team of agricultural experts from Agriculture University, Dharwad, regarding the failure of cotton crop in many parts of Davangere district.

The sangha urged the district administration to direct the responsible seed company to pay compensation to the farmers for supplying sub-standard seeds.

Talking to reporters here today, Shekarappa and Malleshappa, general secretaries of the sangha’s Davangere unit, said an expert team was asked to examine the crop and submit a report to the administration. Though the plants looked healthy, it failed to produce fruit, and as a result the farmers sustained huge crop losses.

The sangha after visiting cotton fields in many places, including Anegod, assured farmers it would clinically test the plants in the university before giving its report.