In the next two days, the State Government will deposit the additional amount of the input subsidy towards crop loss compensation directly into the bank accounts of 18.02 lakh farmers.
“MoP was priced at Rs 895 for a 50-kg bag during the last monsoon season. However, there was an acute shortage of the fertiliser and growers struggled to get it amid the lockdown.
Bommai said successive governments have been focusing towards food production but have not focused on the economic development of farmers.
The farmers claimed that the government will provide a good market to corporates besides handing over agricultural land to them.
State Sugarcane Growers Association president Kuruburu Shantakumar said such a situation was created as the Centre had failed to consult farmers before bringing in the farm laws.
Amidst heavy rain, thousands of farmers across Karnataka have complained of crop damage.
This year, it was open to all. The more common problems that farmers in Karnataka seemed to face were water and labour shortage, and they were found looking for solutions here.
Though they welcomed some decisions, they had expected more from Siddaramaiah.