Calamity-hit farmers stage demo - The New Indian Express

Calamity-hit farmers stage demo

Published: 02nd November 2013 11:21 AM

Last Updated: 02nd November 2013 11:21 AM

The farmers of Gondia block staged a demonstration here on Thursday demanding compensation for the crop loss incurred by them due to twin calamities of Phailin and subsequent rain.

Earlier, they took out a rally from Baji Chowk to Collectorate under the banner of Durniti Nibaran Samiti and Krushak Sangharsha Samiti.

According to official reports, crops in 21,956 hectares were damaged in eight blocks including Gondia. District administration has informed the State Government about the loss sustained by different departments.

During the demonstration, the farmers demanded that the Government should declare Dhenkanal a flood affected district. Their other demands included financial compensation of ` one lakh for each damaged house, repair of damaged roads, power supply to BPL farmers and compensation to farmers who sustained crop loss due to marauding elephants.

The Samiti secretary, Ranjan Kumar Lenka, said if the Government fails to meet their demands by December 4, they will move National Human Rights Commission and National Commission for ST and SC in this regard.

comments powered by Disqus

Disclaimer: We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the NIE editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.


Read More


Astrology


follow us Mobile Site iPad News Hunt Android RSS Tumblr Linekin Pinterest Youtube Google Plus Twitter Facebook