TPCC Revanth Reddy once again wrote an open letter to Chief Minister KCR. In addition to providing support price for cotton, farmers’ problems were explained in it. Revanth Reddy lamented that the state government is not responding at least if the brokers are cheating the farmers by not getting the support price for the cultivated crops.
He alleged that in the middlemen’s kingdom, a situation has arisen where rice farmers have to protest on the road due to a lack of reasonable prices. He said that as a result of the policies of the BRS government, an average of two rice farmers are committing suicide every day across the state. He was fired because the National Crime Bureau’s figures show that Telangana ranks fourth in farmer suicides. According to this report, 6,557 farmers have committed suicide across the state from 2014 to 2021, and 512 farmers have allegedly committed suicide in the state till November this year.
He said that the government is not showing any concerns despite farmers committing suicides. On this, he wrote a letter to KCR with 5 demands. 15,000 per quintal for cotton, immediate loan waiver of rupees one lakh, one-time settlement of private debts of farmers who committed suicide, and recognition of tenant farmers as farmers.
Revanth also demanded that the crop insurance scheme should be implemented immediately. He flagged that the farmers are not getting even the least compensation due to the non-implementation of this scheme. Revanth Reddy warned that if the government does not respond immediately to this open letter, there will be a fight at the field level.