Congress slams TRS government for neglecting farmers

Congress slams TRS government for neglecting farmers
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The president of the kisan wing of the Congress party (farmers wing) Kodanda Reddi alleged that Telangana State government was not utilising the released funds for the agricultural sector properly.  Last year government released Rs300 crore for drip irrigation but spent only ten percent of the funds, he lamented.  

Nizamabad: The president of the kisan wing of the Congress party (farmers wing) Kodanda Reddi alleged that Telangana State government was not utilising the released funds for the agricultural sector properly. Last year government released Rs300 crore for drip irrigation but spent only ten percent of the funds, he lamented.

Participating in a the Round Table Meeting on the name of ‘Annadata Artanadam’ (Cries of Farmer’s) under the aegis of the Congress party’s Kisan Khet on Wednesday, Kodanda Reddy said that though the Telangana government made an announcement that that they would waive all the agriculture loans, they wanted to waive only Rs 17,000 crore out of the 23,000 crore.

He alleged that input subsidies were fully not credited into farmer’s accounts. He said that the Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy should take the responsibility and ensure that the input subsidies were creditied into the accounts of farmers. Kodanda Reddy demanded the government to amend the Seeds Act to provide rights to farmers on various companies that were manufacturing the seeds.

He alleged that the Chief Minister KCR was behaving like a dictator. He reminded KCR that the TDP founder president NT Rama Rao also behaved like a dictator and faced several problems. As such, concentration of all powers in his hands was not good for democracy, he added.

Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker and Congress leader K R Suresh Reddy said that TRS leaders were admitting worthless Congress defectors He wondered as to why the Chief Minister who said that Telangana was a rich state, failed to take any steps to mitigate the sufferings of the farmers by waiving their loans.

He lauded the earlier Congress government lead by the late YS Rajasekhar Reddy for waiving agriculture loans in a single installment. The roundtable was organised to discuss the farmer’s problems at Kammarpally mandal headquarters of Nizamabad district. Large number of farmers representing various organisations took part in the conference.

Former Balkonda MLA Eeravatri Anil, State Kisankhet wing vice-president Anvesh Reddy, district wing president Muppa Ganga Reddy, DCC president Taher-Bin-Hamdan, DCCB Vice-Chairman Shravan Reddy, DCCB Director Manala Mohan Reddy and around 150 farmers were present.

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