Komatireddy demands compensation to rain-hit farmers

Komatireddy demands compensation to rain-hit farmers
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Former Minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy here on Tuesday said the farmers suffered heavy loss due to unseasonal rains. 

Nalgonda: Former Minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy here on Tuesday said the farmers suffered heavy loss due to unseasonal rains.

Venkat Reddy inspected the damaged crops in GK Annaram, Velugu Pally, Mushampally villages under Nalgonda mandal, Jonnalagaddagudem under Thippathi mandal. He interacted with the farmers at Thipparthi sub-market yard.

Speaking on the occasion, he demanded that the government purchase water-soaked paddy at minimum support price. He also demanded that the government extend helping hand to the rain-hit farmers. He appealed to the government to ensure that rice millers do not take the farmer for a ride under the guise of more moisture content in the paddy.

He demanded that the government pay Rs 20,000 compensation an acre to the rain-hit farmers. He threatened to stage a protest demonstration in front of the Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad if the government failed to rescue the farmers.

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