Fight unitedly for rights, farmers told

Fight unitedly for rights, farmers told

 He was presiding over the meet, organised for farmers and farm labourers at Gounipalli village of Srinivaspur taluk here on Wednesday.

Bayyareddy said, thanks to the anti-people’s policies of the State and the Central Governments, the agricultural field is on the verge of bankruptcy. The benefits of most of the essential farm loans, various types of subsidies, electricity, etc, were not reaching the farmers effectively, he alleged.

He said, the rich farmers reaped the benefits of agricultural loans given by the Union Government to purchase tractors and lorries.

The Banks were not extending loans to the small and medium farmers. All these aspects were having adverse effects on the country’s agriculture and the agricultural community. And this, in turn was affecting agricultural production, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, District President of the Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha P R Suryanarayan said, the co-operative banks had turned bankrupt, while the commercial banks were not extending loan facilities to the farmers. Those farmers were in dire need of loans, even agreed to pay more interest and availed loans. And finally, when they were not able to repay the loans, they ended their lives by committing suicide.

Meanwhile, the package formed by the Union government was not effective to stop the farmers from committing suicide, he added.

Taluk Unit Secretary of the Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha N Veerappa Reddy, leaders P R Naveen Kumar, Nagarathnamma, B K Upendra, Thimmanapalli Shivareddy, S Eshwar Reddy, Pathagounapalli Shrinivas, P K Babu, Battalaguttapalli Ramappa, Marampalli Narayanswamy and several others were present on the occasion.

Venkataravanappa welcomed. Narayanswamy proposed a vote of thanks.

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