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TGS threaten to launch stirfor protecting of podu farmers

TGS threaten to launch stirfor protecting of podu farmers
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A massive movement will be launched by the Telangana Girijana Sangham (TGS) for protecting the rights of Podu farmers across the State, according to...

Khammam: A massive movement will be launched by the Telangana Girijana Sangham (TGS) for protecting the rights of Podu farmers across the State, according to TGS State president Daravath Ravi Naik here on Tuesday. A general body meeting was held with the representatives of the TGS district unit here at the TGS office he.

Speaking at the meeting, Ravi Naik alleged that the TRS government was riding roughshod over the tribals in the State and were forcing them to leave their natural habitats in the name of Haritha Haram programme.

Within a week two Podu farmers of the district committed suicide. But the government did not respond till date. The government intentionally was not allotting the seeds and various farm schemes for Podu farmers, apart from asking the Forest officials to attack the podu farmers, he said. He demanded that the government allot sufficient amount of funds in the budget for the welfare of tribal people and provide 10 per cent reservations for them.

He also said the TGS would start a massive movement in the State for the sake of Podu farmers on the lines of the one that was launched in Maharashtra under the leadership of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) for protecting the rights of Podu land farmers.

The TGS representatives Bhukya Krishna Naik, Gugulothu Harinath Babu, Badavath Ramulu, B Mansingh, Tejovath Sitharamulu and Daravath Nandya Naik were present along with others.

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