Farmers called upon to wage battle for demands

Kolar is the birthplace for farmers struggles, says Suryanarayana

Speaking after inaugurating farmers’ convention at Yagavachintapalli cross in the taluk on Sunday, he said that Kolar has become  birthplace for farmers’ struggles.

“The farmers of the district have been fighting for permanent irrigation facility, hike in milk price, support price for agriculture produces and bank loans. It should be realised that we can draw the attention of the ruling dispensation and seek solutions to our problems only through such struggles,” he said.

Taluk unit secretary of the Sangha P R Naveen Kumar said that banks are yet to comply with the direction of the Union government to extend loans to poor.

The rich are pocketing bank loans and reaping the benefits of government schemes as a result of which poverty has become widespread in the country, he alleged.

There is a need to launch an organised struggle against oppression of the poor in the society. Farmers and farm labourers should raise voice against the corruption and demand their rights failing which the situation would turn from bad to worst.

All eligible persons should submit applications for bank loans and siteless people should seek sites from Gram Panchayats.

‘Dehli Chalo’

Member of the Sangha state committee C Gopinath said that the problems faced by agrarian community have not been solved even after six decades of independence.
Agriculture sector is reeling under several problems and farmers are committing suicide. The Sangha has organised “Delhi Chalo” on March 12 to bring the pestering problems to the notice of the Union government.

K V Byrareddy presided over the convention. Taluk president of Karnataka Pranta Raitha Sangha president N Veerappa Reddy, G Eshwaramma, Nagarathnamma, K V Srinivas and others were present on the occasion.

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