Congress slams TRS Govt over drought relief

TPCC Kisan Cell chairman M. Kodanda Reddy has accused the State Government of failure to get adequate relief for the drought-affected areas of Telangana State.

Speaking to media persons here on Saturday, Kodanda Reddy said that the State Government has failed to properly assets the damages due to drought. Instead of seeking at least Rs. 5,000 crore relief, only Rs. 2,000 crore were sought from the Centre and in turn, the Central Government provided only Rs. 380 crore. He said that these funds were insufficient to help the farmers in drought affected areas.

Kodanda Reddy accused Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao of deliberately neglecting the farmers and agriculture sector in the State. He said if KCR was serious, then he would have consulted experts and opposition parties to help the drought hit people. (INN)