Congress demands all party meeting on agriculture

Congress MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy on Friday demanded that the State Government convene an all party meeting on the drought situation in Telangana.

Speaking to media persons in Assembly premises here, Ponguleti said that lakhs of farmers were in distress due to failed monsoon and drought-like situation. He said that water levels in almost all reservoirs have come down and the entire State is bound to face huge scarcity of drinking water. Alleging that the State Government has failed to take any preventive measures to minimise the losses, he said that the government should declare ‘Agriculture Emergency’ and convene an all-party meeting to discuss the possible solutions. (INN)