Monday, June 15, 2009

Lok Satta asks for contingency plan

The Lok Satta Party today wanted the Government to be ready with a contingency plan to safeguard the interests of farmers as also consumers as the monsoon is playing truant.

Talking to the media, party spokespersons V. Laxman Balaji and Mrs. S. Manorama said the common people are already bearing the brunt of skyrocketing prices of food grains and vegetables and if the monsoon is further delayed it will hurt both consumers and producers.

The party suggested that the Government stockpile short-gestation seed varieties, and ensure there is no shortage of drinking water and fodder. Since warehouses are overflowing with food grain stocks, the Government should have no difficulty in keeping prices under check.

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