DYFI demands price control

Addressing a press meet on Saturday, DYFI District Secretary P R Bharath said “governnmet is not making any effort to control the rise in price of essential commodities. As a result, poor are suffering.”

He said “Karnataka stands 12th position in number of deaths due to hunger. On the one hand sugar costs Rs 50 per kg, on the other hand sugarcane growers have entered streets to protest. Paddy fields have been converted into concrete jungles. As farmers do not get reasonable prices for the crops grown by them, they are moving away from agriculture. Middlemen menace is on rise in the state. Government has failed to control middlemen menace,” he said and added “on the one hand government rules syas that even jail inmates have to be given 13 kg rice per month. However, BPL families are given 4 kg rice per person. BPL families must be given 35 kg rice at the rate of Rs 2 per kg. The rice which must have been sold in ration shops are found  in black market in Kodagu.”

He said “Elected representatives have failed in providing house to the houseless. Officials are busy in providing wrong information on the distribution of sites. As poor do not own sites, even to this day, poor are seen working as bonded labourers in coffee estates,” he alleged.

He urged the government to fill more than 2000 posts lying vacant in Kodagu district. DYFI has started collecting 50,000 signature campaign in this regard.

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