Every farmer will be compensated: Venkaiah

HYDERABAD: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was keen on extending compensation to the farmers who lost their crops due to the recent rains.

The Union minister was speaking after inspecting paddy and other fields at Revanapalli and Sivareddy Gudem villages under Pochampalli mandal of Nalgonda district on Wednesday. Naidu assured the farmers that he would make all possible efforts to see that every aggrieved farmer gets adequate compensation without discrimination on party lines. He also added that his visit was purely on the orders of the Prime Minister and has nothing to do with politics since it was a natural disaster.

Telangana BJP President Kishan Reddy, Bhongir MP Bura Narsaiah Goud and others accompanied Naidu during inspection of the rain-ravaged agriculture fields.

Dattatraya inspects rain-hit areas in Karimnagar

Union Minister for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya, along with party MLC Chintala Ramachandra Reddy, visited rain-affected areas in Karimnagar district on Wednesday.

After visiting the areas, Dattatreya told the media that various types of crops have been badly damaged in about one lakh acres. In Karimnagar district alone, crops were damaged in about 20,000 hectares, Dattatreya said, adding that most of the horticulture crops were damaged in the district. The farmers are very much worried because paddy, mangoes, papaya and other crops that were damaged in the heavy rains were ready for cutting, the union minister said. Dattatreya, along with district leaders, visited various areas where crops were heavily damaged in the unseasoned rains. (NSS)

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