TRS Govt not serious on farmers’ welfare: Jeevan Reddy

Deputy CLP leader in Assembly T. Jeevan Reddy has alleged that the TRS Government was not serious towards the welfare of farmers.

Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan here on Thursday, Jeevan Reddy said that the State Government failed to convey a strong assurance to the farming community through the just concluded Assembly session. Instead, he said at least 100 farmers’ suicides were reported during the period from 23rd September to 7th October. He alleged that the farmers have completely lost faith from TRS Government. He said that the opposition’s demand for one-time settlement of crop loans was completely justified.

Jeevan Reddy said besides farmers, there were several other public issues which were not discussed during the Assembly session. They included problems of Asha workers, contract workers, rising unemployment, etc., He said that the Assembly session was convened only to fulfill a Constitutional obligation and not to discuss public issues.

The Congress leader said that the government failed to delcare drought hit districts last year. Despite admitting its mistake, the government is yet to declare drought hit areas this year. He said that declaration would help in rescheduling of crop loans, input subsidy and other benefits for farmers. He said that the situation has been turning from bad to worse in the State. After farmers, students too are committing suicide. (INN)