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Support drought-hit areas: Rythu Sangham

Support drought-hit areas: Rythu Sangham
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District Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Rythu Sangham P. Sriramulu demanded the state government to take necessary measures to protect rural economy which was severely affected due to drought conditions in the district. Interacting with media persons at RC Reddy Bhavan here on Friday, Rythu Sangham leader said that the district had faced severe drought this year.

Nellore: District Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Rythu Sangham P. Sriramulu demanded the state government to take necessary measures to protect rural economy which was severely affected due to drought conditions in the district. Interacting with media persons at RC Reddy Bhavan here on Friday, Rythu Sangham leader said that the district had faced severe drought this year.

He said that Rythu Sangham is going to organize protest at all tahsil offices on June 12 demanding to take necessary steps in the concerned mandals. Farmers had cultivated paddy in only 4.50 lakh acres this year against 10 lakh acres of normal acreage every year, he added. Rythu Sangham leader alleged that the government had not repaid the loans under loan waiver scheme. Though the government had announced 27 mandals as drought prone areas but no funds were allocated for the areas, he added.

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