Telangana Rythu JAC and several other parties have intensified their protest over Telangana government to save the farming community in the state. Chairman of the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC), M. Kodandaram is leading the movement and protest in the state. He has demanded that the State Government bring out a comprehensive agriculture policy to help the farmers to come out of crisis.
A day long protest was organized by Telangana Rythu JAC and several parties. Many people and farmers’ associations have extended their support and took part in the protest. Prof. Kodandaram said the farming community is in dire need of protection from market exploitation, spurious seeds and pesticide traders and an assured income. He demanded that KCR government should announce immediate settlement of crop loan waiver in one go and compensation for loss suffered due to spurious seed and heavy rain.
Prof. Kodandaram has suggested the government to ensure the income generation to farmers in activities allied to agriculture such as dairy farming. He also demanded the government should ensure timely institutional credit and supply of quality inputs such as seed, fertilizer and pesticides to farmers and also minimum support price to their produce.