Turdal growers in Hyderabad Karnataka region are up in arms with the Karnataka Government for delayin the release of outstanding amount of Rs.230 crore due to them following procurement of Turdal last season.
The Government had procured nine lakh quintals of turdal valued at Rs.630 crores and so far only Rs.400 crore had beenpaid to the farmers. This has created problem to farmers who are preparing for sowing operations, Hyderabad KarnatakaRaith Sangha founder president Dayananda C Patil told newsmen on Thursday.
Farmers have geared up to take up agriculture activities with the monsoon showers in the region . But they have been waiting for thepayment to purchase fertilisers , seeds and other goods required for cultivation , he said .
Mr Patil also demanded the state government to supply seeds and fertilisers to all farmers in free of cost at least for thosewho won five acres of land. He also said that the crop loans of all the farmers should be waived off irrespective of small and largescale farmers and government should explain the realty and inform why it was waiving off the crop loans .
He said that the previous congress government had announced loans waiver up to Rs 50,000 . But in realty , the loans were not waived offUNI SD CNR HVB1508
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