HYDERABAD: Congress has demanded that the state government immediately do a total assessment of crop damage caused in the heavy rains and floods and give Rs 15,000 per acre towards compensation to farmers.
In a letter to chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday, Telangana Congress president A Revanth Reddy demanded that the CM shift his focus from Huzurabad bypoll and concentrate on extending help to the farmers who were in distress.
“You (CM) are willing to spend Rs 3,000 crore in Huzurabad to ensure TRS’s win in the by-election at any cost. It is unfortunate that you have not announced even Rs 1,000 crore support to the farmers for crop damages sustained in the rains,” Revanth said in the letter.
He asked the government to supply seeds, fertilisers and input subsidy to the farmers to go for sowing operations again. “The government should start paying the premium and ensure that the crop insurance scheme is extended to the farmers,” he said.


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