Farmers' meet on Feb 21, 22

Farmers' meet on Feb 21, 22

The State unit of Kisan Sangha will conduct a national farmers’ meet on February 21 and 22 in Kanyakumari.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, Kisan Sangha State president P Rami Reddy said: “Problems related to irrigation, drought, loan waivers and securing fair price for farmers’ produce will be discussed at the meeting.”

On Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector, he said: “If it is allowed, foreign companies will sell their rejected products in our country hurting both our consumers and producers.”

He urged the Union government to debate the issue with stake holders.

With the summer fast approaching, tackling water scarcity will be a Herculean task. Added to this rampant illegal sand mining has caused wells to go dry. The government should thus check sand mafia, he said.

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