Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lok Satta seeks package for Rain-hit farmers

Lok Satta Party Working President D. V. V. S. Varma today appealed to the Government to go the rescue of the rain ravaged farmers in Coastal Andhra.

Quoting reports that crops in 6-7 lakh acres have been damaged in rains in the last few days, Mr. Varma suggested that the Government announce a package of assistance to the affected, a majority of them tenant farmers. The Government should make arrangements for purchase of discolored paddy and conversion of rain-soaked paddy into boiled rice. Banks should be asked to reschedule crop loans.

Mr. Y. D. Rama Rao, party’s Vice President, appealed to his party workers to instill confidence in affected farmers and draw the Government’s assistance to their plight.

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