Centre has not come to rescue of state farmers: Parameshwara

Centre has not come to rescue of state farmers: Parameshwara

Although hundreds of farmers have committed suicide in the state, the central government has not come to their rescue, said Home Minister and District In-charge Minister G Parameshwara.

He was speaking after inaugurating the new building of the District Central Cooperative Bank branch at Singatagere village on Thursday.

“The stand of the state government on the loan waiver is clear. If the central government waives the Rs 40,000-crore loans availed of by farmers from nationalised banks, the state government will waive the Rs 10,000-crore loans in the cooperative banks. In the place of Rs 5,000 crore, the central government has provided only Rs 1,652 crore. But, the state government has been managing the drought situation. The necessary funds have been transferred to the accounts of the deputy commissioners,” said the minister.

G Parameshwara said that he has ordered zilla panchayat chief executive officers to provide the pending amount of Rs 1.33 crore to borewell drilling agencies in the taluk.

MLA Y S V Datta said that Kadur has been affected by continuous drought for four years. “The fund released by the government as part of drought relief measures is very less. More grants should be provided along with sanctioning a permanent irrigation project for the taluk,” he urged.

DCC Bank president S L Dharmegowda, Tarikere MLA G H Srinivas and District Congress Committee president Dr B L Vijaykumar were present on the occasion.

Goshala inaugurated
Parameshwara also symbolically inaugurated the first goshala of the district at Panchanahalli in Kadur taluk. He visited the goshala on the premises of the APMC market at Panchanahalli, by the Animal Husbandry Department.

Around 700 cattle from in and around Panchanahalli will be provided fodder from the goshala.

Deputy Commissioner Satyavathi, Superintendent of Police K Annamalai and Tarikere Assistant Commissioner Saroja were present.