As part of his Praja Sankalpa Yatra, YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy visited aqua culture farms at Peddakapavaram village in West Godavari district. He interacted with the farmers and enquired about the problems they are facing.
Farmers explained they fell in debt trap due over involvement of middlemen and brokers in the sale of shrimps in the open market. They also complained TDP leader and MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar has created a syndicate with aqua traders and buying products at lower prices.
YS Jagan promised of the construction of cold storages where farmers can store acqa products till they get remunerative price. He also assured the reduction of power tariff burden on aqua culture.