TPCC roots for govt aid to rain hit farmers

TPCC roots for govt aid to rain hit farmers
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Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) official spokesperson K Mahesh said that the TRS government was least bothered about the torrential rains which have been creating havoc for the last one week in the State. 

Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) official spokesperson K Mahesh said that the TRS government was least bothered about the torrential rains which have been creating havoc for the last one week in the State.

In a ‘press note’ released to the media on Friday, Mahesh accused the government and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) of negligence even as thousands of trees were uprooted resulting in traffic jams, and people across the State were denied power supply due to the breakdown of transformers and uprooting of electricity poles.

Saying that the streets under GHMC limits have turned into small tanks due to closure of manholes and that drinking water was polluted with rain water, he charged Municipal Administration Minister K T Ramarao of not concentrating on these burning issues and instead being focused with the Palair by-poll.

Ridiculing the statement of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao that he would transform Hyderabad city into another Dallas of America, Mahesh said that the CM was not even solving the drainage problems.

He mentioned that crops in the villages were destroyed by the unseasonal rains, mango and paddy crops had been destroyed and the crops brought to the market yards were soaked leaving the farmers in helplessness condition. “But the Ministers for Agriculture and Marketing were not even consoling the distressed farmers”, he alleged.

The Congress leader demanded that the TRS government provide ex- gratia to the farmers immediately, failing which suicide would be the only option left to them, he said. He asked the Department of Marketing to initiate steps to purchase crops from the farmers even if they were soaked 100 per cent, to protect them.

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