Remain united, Kodandaram asks farmers

HYDERABAD: Former MLC Prof Nageshwar today sought that the Government should come up with a separate Act of providing suitable compensation to the farmers who suffer crop loss. He was participating in a workshop conducted on Farmers Suicides and steps to prevent by AP Ryothu Sangham at Sundharaiah Vignan Kendra here.

Nageshwar further asked the government why it cannot promulgate a suitable Act that will immediately address the farmers’ issues. He expressed concern at the denial of minimum support price to the agricultural produce when put up for sale. However, the farmers are forced to spend more money to get fertilizers and seeds. He also said that this situation should be reversed efficiently through setting up cold storages in all districts. Cold storage facility will help farmers store their produce and sell at a time when it fetches more price he said. He also attributed the pathetic condition of the farmers to the inefficiency of the government and non availability of adequate warehouses to store farm produce.

Telangana JAC convener Prof. M. Kodandaram has called upon various farmers’ associations to set aside differences and remain united for achievement of their long-pending demands. Prof. Kodandaram was addressing farmers, who met in the Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram at Bagh Lingampalli here on Sunday morning.

Stating that distressed farmers were committing suicides as there was no other go, he exhorted the farmers’ families to organize a meeting in the capital city. He also called upon the agriculture associations and intellectuals to work together to solve the crisis in the agriculture sector.

Justice Chandra Kumar present in the meeting where problems of farmers and their suicides were discussed. (NSS)

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