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Farmers’ condition in state is pitiable: KRRS president Badagalapura Nagendra

Mysuru, June 17:- Farmers have been protesting in support of their demands at all the district headquarters and taluks. Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) staged a protest in Mysuru on Thursday (June 17) to press home some of their demands.

Talking to reporters during the course of the protest, KRRS state president Badagalapura Nagendra said, “The condition of the farmers is precarious and this is the right time for the state government to protect them. By announcing a small package, the state government is showing its negligent attitude. We condemn the indifferent attitude of state and central governments. We want the interest on the farmers’ loans to be waived. The loan period should be extended by one year. We expect the state government to fix minimum support price for sugarcane.”

The KRRS leader said, “The families of those who died in oxygen tragedy in Chamarajanagar should be paid Rs 10 lakh as compensation and Rs 5 lakh be paid to families of corona victims.”

He added, “It is the foremost duty of the state government to protect the farming community. If the government fails to respond, we will intensify our protest after June 21 when the lockdown is lifted completely. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is only worried about saving his seat than safeguarding the interests of the farmers.”

District general secretary Hosakote Basavaraju, leaders N Prasanna Gowda, taluk president P Maramkaiah, taluk organising secretary Mandakalli Mahesh, media secretary Puneeth and others were present. (MR/GK)

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