BJP demands ₹50,000 per acre compensation to rain-affected farmers

BJP State President Criticizes Ministers for Neglecting Rain-Affected Areas and Failing to Assure Farmers

Kakinada: Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday demanded that the state government pay a compensation of ₹50,000 per acre to farmers, whose crops have been totally damaged in the devastation caused by the Michaung cyclone.

The demand came after the party’s state president D. Purandeswari visited the rain-affected fields at Pulla village in Bhimadole mandal and Chebrolu and Tallapuram villages in Ungutur mandal.

She told media that the union government had cautioned Jagan Mohan Reddy government about the impending Cyclone Michaung much in advance. But it failed in taking precautionary steps in saving crops and property losses.

The BJP state president said ministers concerned did not even visit the rain-affected areas in their respective districts, leave alone assuring farmers that the government will take care of them.

She wanted the government to purchase paddy from the fields of farmers without giving them any further trouble.

Purandeswari said Rythu Bharosa Kendras are unable to provide even gunny bags to farmers, so that they can transport their crop to RBKs.

She pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced Fasal Bima Yojana. By not utilising it properly, the state government has done great injustice to farmers, she stated.

The BJP state president underlined that the cost of cultivation has increased abnormally. Hence, state government should provide the compensation accordingly.

Party’s Unguturu constituency convenor S. Maruthi Rani, BJP district president C. Vikram Kishore, party state secretary Matta Prasad, Kisan Morcha state president Ch. Kumar Swamy and party state secretary Garapati Sitaramanjaneya Chowdary were among those present.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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