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Telangana farmers waiting to defeat KCR-led TRS in assembly polls: Congress | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: Farmers are eagerly waiting to throw out chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao-led TRS government from power in Telangana, said Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy while referring to KCR extending financial help to the Punjab farmers and neglecting the agricultural tillers in the state.
Top leaders of the Congress including TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy, CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka, G Chinna Reddy, N Uttam Kumar Reddy among others continued to meet the farmers on the third day of the rythu rachabanda explaining that Rs 2 lakh crop loan would be waived off, Rs 15,000 per acre per annum financial assistance would be extended, better than MSP prices for various agricultural crops and that every grain produced by them wouyld be procured by the state government, if voted to power.
Addressing the farmers in a series of meetings in various villages in Nalgonda parliamentary constituency on Monday, Uttam said it took almost eight years for KCR to realise that no government could survive by neglecting farmers. Telangana is the only state which is not offering crop insurance.
“Over 8,400 farmers committed suicide since 2014 in Telangana as per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The KCR government has stopped paying compensation for crop losses due to unseasonal rains, floods, natural calamities and pest attacks. CM KCR did not even pay the mandatory Rs 6 lakh compensation to the families of farmers who committed suicide. There are allegations that the TRS government issued directions to the police not to register them as suicide cases of farmers. The TRS government should come clear on this allegation,” Uttam demanded.
Of the 92 lakh metric tonnes of paddy produced in the Yasangi, so far only 20 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured. As a result, farmers are resorting to distress sale with private merchants offering just Rs 1400 per quintal as against the MSP of Rs 1960 per quintal, Uttam alleged.

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