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Farmers haven't received crop insurance since 2014: MLA

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The government did not sanction the insurance amount from 2014 onwards to the farmers who have been facing losses due to unexpected rains, alleged...

Manthini: The government did not sanction the insurance amount from 2014 onwards to the farmers who have been facing losses due to unexpected rains, alleged Manthini MLA Duddilla Sridhar Babu here on Saturday.

Addressing the media persons at his camp office, the Congress MLA alleged that the State government did not sanction the central government share and the State government share of insurance amount to the farmers who vagaries of nature for past five years.

Due to the negligence of the bank officials and Agriculture department, the farmers' families are facing a lot of hardships. The officials are not paying the insurance amount from farmer's account to the insurance company, he alleged.

He added that the hardworking farmers suffered huge losses due to sudden rains. It is the responsibility of the agriculture officials to conduct a survey of losses due to rains and submit the report to the government, who are not doing that because of which farmers are not able to receive the insurance amount, he added.

He demanded the government to sanction the insurance amount to the farmers as early as possible.Later, MLA D Sridhar Babu visited the Manthini bus depot and extended his support to the RTC employees who were staging dharna for past 22 days.

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