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Statement over paddy procurement continues in Kalahandi district due to non-cooperation of rice millers. Kharif paddy procurement,
Some of the loans were taken more than a decade ago. Most protesting farmers claimed to have never been beneficiaries of the loan waiver even when it was announced earlier.
Industries minister K J George held talks with stakeholders on Monday and the discussions are expected to continue during Tuesday’s meeting.
Agitating farmers were assured by co-operation minister Bandeppa Kashempur who went to Freedom park and spoke to them in the absence of Kumaraswamy.
While the government is reaching out to people with relief measures, students on the other side are trying to help the distressed farmers.
Farmers at the venue also expressed their anger at Kumaraswamy for his reaction earlier on Sunday where he had reacted to a protest in Belagavi by terming the protestors as 'goondas'.
According to a report compiled by the state government, 1.67 lakh posts are vacant in various departments.
As part of the protest, the farmers camped on the DC’s office premises at night and also took baths at the entrance on Friday morning.
He advised them to take up group farming, saying it would solve most of their problems and help in adoption of modern farming methods to get a good yield and marketing facility.
As many as 40 paddy collection centres including 32 primary agriculture cooperative societies (PACS) will be opened in the district.
The Assembly had last year passed an unanimous resolution to make minimum support price of paddy `2,930 per quintal.
The tribunal was hearing petitions filed by the NGT Bar Association and Raj Hans Bansal opposing the illegal use of groundwater by industries in Delhi.
It has been one month since cyclone Titli and subsequent floods left a trail of destruction in Ganjam district.
RLD leader Rajan Chawla said the BJP government in the state had failed to declare the minimum support price of sugar cane crops despite the start of the crushing season.
Farmers from across the district have demanded waiver of crop loan and hike in minimum support price (MSP) of paddy.