Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Farmers’ body demands better irrigation facility


Members of the district wing of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangam took out a procession in support of their eight-point charter of demands. They marched from the Chinnappa Poonga and to the Collectorate raising slogans demanding improvement to irrigational infrastructure in the district.
They demanded expeditious execution of Thondaiman irrigation channel from the barrage in Mayanur in the Tiruchi district for assured supply of water to irrigate crops being cultivated in Pudukottai district. They also wanted waiver of farm loans in the wake of the failure of northeast monsoon in the district. The farmers demanded that the procurement price of sugarcane be fixed at Rs. 4,000 a tonne and urged private sugar mills to pay the arrear dues.

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