30,000 farmers support signature campaign
As part of nationwide signature campaign, the farmers under the leadership of AP Rytu Sangham West Godavari district unit collected 30,000 signatures
Eluru: As part of nationwide signature campaign, the farmers under the leadership of AP Rytu Sangham West Godavari district unit collected 30,000 signatures.
They will submit a memorandum with signatures to the Collector under Chalo Collectorate agitation on August 9.
Disclosing details of the signature campaign, the sangham upland district secretary, Srinivas informed that they had gathered signatures of farmers from 200 villages in 20 mandals in the district.
The Akhila Bharata Kisan Sabha had targeted to gather support of 10 crore farmers by collecting their signatures.
The farmers in all places had been facing problems because of the faulty policies of the governments.
Srinivas revealed that they had conducted survey on the status of farmers in different parts of the district during signature campaign.
He said the farmers, especially in dry lands, had been facing serious problems with water. Chintalapudi, Tadipudi lift irrigation schemes along with other irrigation projects should be completed and water should be supplied to the dry lands.
Even on electricity supply farmers were not happy. The farmers need nine hours of power supply during day time.
He said that farmers affected by Chintalapudi lift irrigation scheme and national highway expansion had been asking for compensation as per 2013 land acquisition act.