Scores of farmers burst into tears on seeing the ministers who visited several villages in Hanamkonda, Warangal, and Narasampet mandals who lost their crops due to sudden rainfall the past week.
Following the instructions from chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao, the agricultural minister S Niranjan Reddy, Panchayat Raj minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Rythu Bandhu Samithi chairman, and MLC Palla Rajeswar Reddy and local MLAs visited several villages to comfort the beleaguered farmers. Due to sudden and untimely rainfall and hail storms, the standing chilli crop and harvested cotton crop, and several other crops were damaged.
Interacting with farmers, the ministers said it was unfortunate that the untimely rain resulted in huge losses to them. However, the state government has decided to stand by the farmers in their grief.
They said the chief minister Mr KCR had sent them to console the farmers and soon after the assessment of actual damage, the state government would offer compensation to the farmers.
The ministers and local MLAs visited villages in Parkal, Narasampet, and Bhupalpally constituencies. The agricultural department officials would soon prepare a report on the crop damage and loss sustained by the farmers. After submission of the report, the state government announce its decision on compensation, they said.
MLC Pochamally Srinivas Reddy, MLAs P Sudarshan Reddy, GV Ramana Reddy, B Shankar Naik, Ch Dharma Reddy, MPs P Dayakar, and M Kavitha, and others were present.