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AIADMK stages protests in Cauvery delta districts seeking relief for farmers

The opposition AIADMK staged large protests in Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery delta districts on Saturday demanding the state authorities to instantly compensate farmers badly hit by the northeast monsoon relatively than wait for Central help. The get together additionally sought the implementation of a simple mechanism to acquire paddy immediately from the farmers as an alternative of the newly-introduced on-line registration for this paddy procurement season. Leading the protest right here, former minister for meals and civil provides R Kamaraj stated the DMK authorities ought to take steps to supply Rs 20,000 as compensation to the ryots, as had been promised.

“The relief is yet to reach the affected farmers despite a month after the northeast monsoon receded. The government should take steps to disburse the sum with the existing funds available with it instead of waiting for central aid,” the previous minister later informed reporters.

The rains that battered Tamil Nadu claimed at the very least 54 lives and injured 52 individuals. Apart from harm to cattle, huts and houses, agricultural crops raised in about 49,230 hectares in addition to 526 hectares of horticulture crop had been broken. The state authorities had sought monetary help of Rs 2,629 crore of which Rs 2,079 crore is for everlasting relief and restoration work and Rs 550 crore for interim work.

He claimed that about one lakh paddy baggage stocked in the delta districts are but to be procured by the state authorities. “The online registration to sell paddy for this procurement season is unfeasible to farmers. The government should come up with an easy mechanism facilitating farmers to sell their produce quickly,” Kamaraj stated.

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