'Andhra, Telangana Governments Neglecting Farmers'

Published: 20th April 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2015 08:35 AM   |  A+A-

KARIMNAGAR: YSRCP leader and Khammam MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy criticised both TS and AP governments for adopting anti-farmer policies and neglecting the welfare of farmers.

Addressing the district party meeting here on Sunday, he said Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu forgot their poll promises.

During the last 10 months about 600 farmers committed suicide in Telangana but the government did not address their families’ grievances so far, he said. Over crop loss and ex gratia he said that he would raise the issue in the Parliament scheduled to be held from April 20.

Speaking about paramarsa yatra, about 30 people died after former chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy died in a helicopter crash and to console their family members YSRCP leader YS Sharmila will tour Karimnagar in May, he said.

The party meeting passed some resolutions stating that the district has to be declared  drought-hit and  the project design of Pranahita Chevella  should not be changed.

He said that they would ask the Centre to grant Rs 10,000 ex gratia to paddy and maize farmers per acre and Rs 50,000 for commercial crop farmers. ‘‘We will request the Centre to grant funds for the completion of all pending projects in state,’’ he said.

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