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TPCC Chief Demands Compensation to Farmers for Crop Losses

·Crops over 25 lakh acres worth Rs. 8,633 Cr were lost this season

·Revanth demands Rs. 50,000 per acre compensation for chilli farmers, Rs. 25k for others

·TPCC Chief asks CM KCR to pay Rs. 10 lakh to families of farmers who committed suicide

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Hyderabad, Jan 21 (Hydnow): Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President & MP A. Revanth Reddy on Friday demanded that the State Government immediately pay compensation to the farmers who lost their crops due to unseasonal rains and insect attack.

Revanth Reddy, in an open letter to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, demanded that the chilli farmers who lost their crops be paid a compensation of Rs. 50,000 per acre while other farmers should be given a compensation of Rs. 25,000 per acre. Stating that several farmers have committed suicide after they lost their crops, he demanded that their families be paid an ex-gratia of Rs. 10 lakh each.

The TPCC Chief said that crops spread across 25 lakh acres of land worth nearly Rs. 8,633 crore were lost in Telangana State due to the recent unseasonal rains and insect attack. When the Chief Minister announced that he would visit the affected areas in Warangal for inspection, the farmers had developed hopes of getting some relief. However, CM KCR canceled the visit and instead sent a team of ministers and officials to the undivided Warangal district. He said that the team neither assessed the losses nor gave any concrete assurance to the affected farmers.

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Revanth Reddy said that this year chilli was cultivated on nearly 4 lakh acres spread across Khammam, Mahabubabad, Kottagudem, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Nalgonda and Suryapet districts. The farmers invested about Rs. 1.5 lakh per acre and expected a yield of nearly 25 quintals per acre and an income of Rs. 15,000 per quintal or nearly Rs. 3.57 lakh for the entire yield. (Hydnow)


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