Jagan demands immediate relief to farmers

Amalapuram, November 26, 2013: YSR Congress has demanded
the State government to immediately pay compensation to farmers affected in the
cyclonic storm which left a trail of devastation and destruction in the coastal

Speaking to media at Cheyyuru
village of
assembly constituency near here, YS Jagan Moahn Reddy  said,” we demand the state government to pay a
compensation of Rs 10,000 per acre to farmers who lost their crop due to the
cyclone and waive loans to all the affected farmers.

Fresh loans should be sanctioned to the farmers and
an input subsidy of 75% should be given to enable the farmers to recover from
the distress as they were bearing the brunt of two cyclones which came in quick
succession while a third one is brewing .“

Castigating the officials and state government for
its indifferent attitude towards the farmers whose hopes were damped by the two
typhoons Phailin and Helen, YS Jagan Moahn Reddy said, the two cyclones have
ravaged the crops and hit the farmers very hard.

The insensitive State Government has left the
farmers in the lurch and not a single official has come to the field to take
note of the damage caused even five days after the cyclone cross the coast.

“It is very pathetic to note that the compensation
and relief of Phailin storm was not paid yet. No officials have come to assess
the present loss. The state machinery has not given rice, kerosene and other
essential commodities which are mandatory.

This shows the apathy of the State Government
towards farmers who have put in Rs 20,000 per acre and the crops have been
totally damaged. The Government should wake up from his slumber at least now
and farmers should be adequately compensated, he said.

 Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is on a two-day visit of the
cyclone affected areas, interacted with farmers who had shown him the damaged
crops and ravaged fields in Kothapeta, Amalapuram, Mummidivaram, P Gannavaram
and Razole assembly constituencies in East Godavari district. He will visit the affected areas in West Godavari district tomorrow. 

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