Mysuru, November 14:- Congress leader and former Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan on Saturday (November 14) urged the state and central governments to come to the rescue of tobacco growers.
Talking to reporters here, Dhruvanarayan said, “Tobacco growers are facing a lot of problems these days. In the recent auction, out of 300 barrels, only 92 barrels were sold. A proper rate should be fixed for tobacco. Health cards should be distributed to tobacco growers. They should get proper price for their yield which is not the case right now.”
He added, “Farmers from Hunsur, H D Kote and Periyapattana taluks grown more of tobacco. During 2019-20, 2.63 lakh tonne of tobacco was exported. Around 3.90 crore people get job opportunities. The government gets crores of rupees as profit but farmers are not gaining much. Given this situation, the government should come to the rescue of farmers.”
MLAs H P Manjunath, Anil Chikkamadu and district Congress president Dr B J Vijay Kumar were present. (MR/KS)