MLA demands compensation for farmers

Speaking to reporters after visiting the farmers who bore the brunt of the rain accompanied with hailstones early this week, Bache Gowda said grape in 35 acres and banana in 40 acres of land have been destroyed in the taluk.

Farmers in the drought-hit region have struggled to grow crops. The ground water table has depleted, and permanent irrigation facility is also not available. Thus, destruction of crops grown under such critical circumstances has pushed the farmers to penury. The government should come to the rescue of farmers in distress, he demanded.
“The welfare of the farmers cannot be achieved only by taking oath in their name.  The government should rush to the farmers before they take the extreme step of suicide,” Bache Gowda said.Horticulture Department Assistant Director Gayathri said the crop loss has been estimated at Rs 45 lakh.

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