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Congress to launch ‘Kisan Yatra’ in RR Dist from July 31

Congress Legislature Party Secretary and Pargi MLA T Ram Mohan Reddy on Wednesday demanded that the State Government convene a special session of Telangana State Legislative Assembly to discuss the farmers issues in view of failed monsoon.

Speaking to media persons in Assembly premises here, Rammohan Reddy said that the TRS Government has completely neglected the welfare of farmers and took no efforts to at least minimise their distress. He alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was more focused on making fresh announcements while ignoring the promises that he made in the manifesto. Citing an instance, he said that the government did not fulfill the promise of waiving of crop loans up to Rs. 1 lakh. Further, thousands of farmers are set to lose their crop insurance due to non-payment of premium. He asked the government to pay the premium for crop insurance before the end of deadline on July 31.

Rammohan Reddy also opposed the proposed change in design for Pranahita Chevella project. He said the completion of project would help cultivation on more than 5 lakh acres of land.

He also informed that the Congress leaders, led by former minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy, will visit the affected farmers of Tandur and Pargi from July 31. The Kisan yatra will be launched from Shankarpally mandal. (INN)