Monday, October 18, 2010

Lok Satta convening all-party meeting on farmers' problems today

The Lok Satta Party is conducting a meeting of all parties and farmers’ associations on ensuring remunerative prices for agricultural produce, at 3-00 pm tomorrow (Oct. 16, 2010) at FAPCCI Hall in Red Hills.

Giving this information in a media statement, party leaders Katari Srinivasa Rao and V. Laxman Balaji said that in the wake of an imminent bumper harvest and shortage of storage facilities, paddy prices are likely to crash and inflict immense suffering on farmers.

The Lok Satta Party, under the leadership of its President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, would like all parties and farmers’ associations to join hands transcending their political affiliation to demand that the Government of India permit rice exports. The Union Government should also impose a steep import duty on palm oil and ensure that a remunerative price is paid for local produce.

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