By admin       2017-11-13

Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader and former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has demanded that the State Government provide bonus of Rs. 1,000 per quintal of cotton and take concrete steps to alleviate the woes of the distressed cotton farmers in the State. Talking to mediapersons here on Sunday, Mr. Dattatreya, who was in the town to review the party’s affairs in the district, expressed serious concern over the plight of distraught farmers. The cotton growers are passing through severe ordeal due to the apathetic attitude of the State Government towards resolving the issues confronting them, he charged, alleging that the farmers were struggling to secure the minimum support price for their produce at the marketyards in various parts of the State. “The unabated suicides by distressed farmers in the State exposes the enormity of the crisis plaguing the distraught cotton growers across the State,” he said. He said that the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) should ensure speedy purchase of the entire cotton produce from farmers at the MSP. He wanted the State Government to promptly release its share of grant towards the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana.

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