Declare entire district as drought-hit: TDP

Declare entire district as drought-hit: TDP
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District TDP leaders demanded the State government that they immediately declare Warangal and other districts in Telangana as drought-hit and launch relief measures.

The district leaders demand Rs 15,000 per acre compensation for crop loss

Warangal: District TDP leaders demanded the State government that they immediately declare Warangal and other districts in Telangana as drought-hit and launch relief measures. A large number of party workers led by party senior leaders R Prakash Reddy, former MLA Seethakka, TDP Rythu Sangham state president O Pratap Reddy and the party district president G Satyanarayana Rao, took out a protest rally from Ekasila Park to the district Collectorate on Tuesday and staged a dharna.

The leaders said that the government should sanction Rs 15,000 as compensation for each acre to the farmers who lost their crops along with Rs 6 lakh ex-gratia to the families of the persons who died due to sunstroke. Addressing the gathering, Prakash Reddy came down heavily on Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his cabinet colleagues for their alleged failure to address drought situation in the State.

The Chief Minister was more interested in the Palair by-election and deployed several Ministers for campaigning there, thus neglecting the drought-hit areas, he lamented. Instead of focusing on the elections and the party plenary, the Chief Minister should try to offer succour to the troubled villagers, Reddy added. “The farmers and common people in the villages affected by the drought were facing extreme hardships.

The Chief Minister should depute one Minister to each district as in-charge to take up drought relief measures and constitute a committee to look after drinking water supply in the villages,” he said. Seethakka said that the people in Warangal district supported the TRS and gave them a huge majority in the recent by-election. But the party leadership had failed to support the public when they were distressed due to scarcity of drinking water, she lamented.

Seethakka said that it was unfortunate that the government declared only 11 mandals in the district as drought-affected. No concrete steps were taken to address the plight of the farmers and people in those mandals. The government should supply fodder and drinking water to the cattle in all mandals, she demanded. The party leaders P Ashok Kumar and others were present on the occasion.

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