Purchase jowar crop from farmers : Congress

Party leaders stage a protest to press their demand

ADILABAD: Congress party leaders and activists on Wednesday staged a protest with jowar crop in front of the collectorate, demanding the state government to purchase the jowar crop from farmers as they were in need of money badly for agriculture operations for Kharif.

On this occasion, the TPCC state general secretary, Gandrath Sujatha, said the state government was trying to escape from its responsibility of purchasing jowar from the farmers. Thus, farmers are incurring losses by selling the crop to private traders at a cheaper price.

She said that jowar crops were piled in the villages and farmers were facing difficulty in storing them without a godown facility when the rainy season was fast approaching.

Former Adilabad Market Committee Chairman Sanjeev Reddy said that the state government should instruct the market officials to start the purchase of jowar from the farmers immediately, otherwise they would intensify the agitation to press their demand.

Senior Congress leader Konda Gangadhar said that KCR was cheating the farmers with false promises and he never came to rescue farmers when they were distressed. Former Adilabad Market Committee chairman Yasam Narsinga Rao and others were present on this occasion.

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