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“Uttam demands compensation for rain-hit farmers”

Farmer associations decry Telangana Govt’s expansion of cotton cultivation

Uttam said standing crops spread across lakhs of acres across Telangana State suffered heavy damage due to recent rains and floods. He said paddy, maize and cotton crops were badly hit due to the heavy rains. He criticised the KCR Govt for not enumerating the losses so far. He said Telangana farmers, in the last seven years, never got compensation for the crop loss due to natural calamities. He demanded that the State Government pay compensation to the farmers who lost their crops due to rains. He said that the farmers must be paid compensation as per G.O. No. 1 of the Central Govt. He said that the government should pay compensation of Rs. 20,000 per acre for paddy and Rs. 30,000 per acre for cotton crops.

            He also condemned the State Government for refusing to buy maize from the farmers. He said non-procurement of maize would cause huge financial loss to the farmers. Therefore, he demanded that the State Government purchase the maize at MSP to help the farmers.

            Further, Reddy said that the farmers have cultivated fine rice at the advise of the State Government by making huge investments. However, the farmers were being offered MSP of Rs. 1,888 per quintal. Stating that this MSP would not even cover the investment, he demanded that the State Government add a bonus of Rs. 600 per quintal for fine rice.

            All India Kisan Congress Vice- President Kodanda Reddy and Telangana Kisan Cell President Anvish Reddy were also present.

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