Farmers in distress: YSRCP

Sept 22, 2014: Slamming the TDP government for ignoring agriculture sector, YSR
Congress has demanded that the State has failed to provide much needed support
to farmers in distress in the khariff season.  

has been scarcity of fertilizers and the state could not provide water in the
Krishna delta and the farmers were unable to get water in an extent of 1 lakh
acres in the Krishna delta,” YSRCP Farmers’ Cell Convener MVS Nagi Reddy told
reports here on Monday.  

The loan
waiver has been still a mirage and the eligibility norms have been changing
from time to time. While it was waiver of total agriculture loans during
electioneering, after assuming power TDP has set up Kotaiah Committee and
confined the scheme to crop loans and now it is still mellowed down by deleting
horticulture from the list.  

percentage of agriculture operations in Andhra Pradesh is less than that in
Telangana state as the farmers are in utter confusion about the loan waiver, he

all the restrictions, not a single farmer could get any loan waived. The
farmers are unable to get loans from banks as they have become defaulters as
they believed that Chandrababu Naidu will waive all loans after coming to

They have
been deceived and are a dejected lot now,” he said. The State should increase
the MSP rate as per the Swaminanthan Committee recommendations, he said. 

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