Kuruburu Shanthakumar welcomes extended lockdown

Mysuru, April 15:- State president of Sugarcane Growers’ Association Kuruburu Shanthakumar has welcomed the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the nationwide lockdown till May 3.

“Extending the lockdown is a welcome move. He has taken the right decision keeping in mind the welfare of the people of the nation. We welcome this but it is harming agriculture sector. Only 60% of the crops have been sold. The central government should compensate for the loss,” he added.

“Farmers have taken loans and interests on their loans should be waived off. I request the government to offer new loans to farmers,” he added. (MR/KS)

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