Chittoor, with a dominant presence of pulp industries, is famous for its fine varieties of mangoes which further attracts traders from across the country.
Tamizhaga Cauvery Vivasaigal Sangam general secretary PR Pandian felt that the Tamil Nadu government should call for an all-party meeting soon to discuss this issue.
Mounting debts due to Thrips infestation forced two farmers to end their life in Mahabubabad and Jayashankar Bhupalapally districts.
While paddy procurement started in the district on December 29, farmers have alleged that many mandis have not started functioning.
“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.
A group of farmers landed in trouble on Monday after they Acaptured a fox to celebrate ‘Vanagnari’ (a local harvest festival) in Vazhapadi.
All possible measures should be taken to support farmers during paddy procurement in Ganjam, said Collector Vijay Amrut Kulange at a virtual review meeting.
It also announced to stay away from fellow unions who would be participating in the Punjab elections.
Shah was virtually addressing farmers after launching the logo of the Gujarat government's initiative for natural farming, its mobile application and e-vans to market the produce grown.
Agriculture department officials estimate farmers are cultivating paddy in 4,53,970 acres in Telangana as of January 12.
Recalling how farmers used to form serpentine queues to purchase fertilisers before 2014, he has asked the CM to introspect as to how that problem was solved after Prime Minister Modi came to power.
Energy Minister Jagadish Reddy in a statement alleged that the Modi government instead of doubling farmers' income, has doubled the income of brokers and industrialists.
Affected by Jawad, farmers who had to wait to harvest their crops until the stormwater receded from their lands have been hit again by the unseasonal rains.
Fields and roads were layered with hailstones while disruption in power supply since Jan 11 night threw normal life out of gear.
After several protests staged by the farmers in Villupuram and at the Sugar Commission in Chennai, the private mills paid off the farmers in December, said officials.