Farmers can be financially strong only when the time comes for them to fix their own price for the crop they grow, said Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha Mahila president Nandini Jayaram, here recently.
She was speaking after inaugurating the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha Mahila Sangha unit at Benkipura village in the taluk.
Reacting to the rise in suicide cases among men farmers when compared to women farmers, Nandini Jayaram said that women were stronger in tackling issues and added that for a man it is difficult to lead a solitary life, but there are numerous examples of single woman braving the odds to emerge successful in life.
Nandini Jayaram called upon women farmers to unite to become more knowledgeable and educate more women. Women farmers should lend full support to raithasangha to secure more benefits from the government, she added.
State Raitha Sangha general secretary Badagalapura Nagendra said that farmers have staged protest against `pan culture’ and these days villages do not retain their originality, instead have become ‘lame and blind villages.’ Nowadays we lend rice to our neighbours and then stand in front of their houses with a begging bowl for our meals,” he added. “Farmers should extend support to raitha sangha to secure their future.”
Hosuru Kumar, Ashwathnarayan Raje Urs, K M Puttaswamy, Hosakote Basavaraju, District Mahila President Nethravathi, taluk mahila president Nethravathi Eeregowda and taluk president Benkipura Chikkanna also spoke.
General secretary Aswalu Shankaregowda, secretary Basavaraju, Shanthamma, Kumari, Saragur Nataraj, Mahadevaswamy, Vijendra, Parvathamma, Vishakantappa, Ramegowda, Halepura Ramegowda, Siddegowda, Naganaik, Rajegowda, Puttaswamy, Kalanaik and Manju were present.