Sangha urges govt to fix Rs 2,500 as MSP for sugar cane

The sangha has also demanded reducing the RTC fee and distribution of compensation for the kins of the deceased through Deputy Commissioner.

The Raitha Sangha leaders of the district submitted a memorandum comprising 12 demands to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who visited Krishnaraja Sagar dam to offer ‘bagina’ to river Cauvery on Monday.

District Raitha Sangha leaders Konasale Narasaraju, leaders V Ashok, K S Nanjundegowda, Marichannegowda, Shambunahalli Suresh and others were present on the occasion.

Though the government had promised in the budget that RTC fee would be reduced to Rs 10 from Rs 15, it has not been implemented till now.

Their demands included Rs 2,500 minimum support price per tonne of sugar cane in current fiscal at Mysugar and PSSK factories, steps should be taken for the repair of Hemavathy and Vishweshwaraiah canals, Setting up of Sugar cane crop development centre at V C Farm, priority for organic farming and others.

They also wanted withdrawal of all cases filed against ryots and also 16-hours continuous power supply for rural areas.

Meanwhile, The Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (DSS) has demanded waiving of the loans distributed through Dr B R Ambedkar Development Board.

 The members of DSS submitted who had gathered at the Krishnarajasagar dam, submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister on Monday.

The memorandum urged dalits should be given 25 per cent priority while giving work contracts, vocational training centre for dalit students and proper representation for dalits in the State Cabinet.

DSS State convener M B Srinivas, District convener M Nagarajaiah, M V Krishna, Kuberappa and others were present.

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