Farmers protest over state govt’s inaction

Mysuru, July 10:- Rajya Raitha Sangha and Sugarcane Growers Association staged a symbolic protest on Thursday, holding empty pots in front of the DC office.

The protesters said that borewells had completely gone dry and farmers are having a tough time. They urged the state government to start the functioning of Bannari Sugar Factory. They said that the new rule of the government has made farmers suffer to get new loans and are forced to spend thousands of rupees at the registration office.

They urged the government to cancel the new policy. They said that the banks are taking the money of sugarcane from the accounts of farmers towards loans as the government has not cleared its stance on loan waiver and said the banks are not giving new loans to farmers. They demanded the administration to solve these problems and take initiative to fill up the lakes. They demanded open auction of fruits and vegetables at APMC and avoid 10% commission to brokers. They requested the government to increase the Kisan Samman scheme amount from Rs 6,000 to 12,000. They requested to make Fasap Bima scheme applicable for all the crops and all regions.

Athahalli Devaraj, Kuruburu Shanthakumar, P Somashekhar, Hallikerehundi Bhagyaraj, Kiragsuru Shankar, Parashivamurthy and others were present. (MR/KS).

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