Hyderabad, July 5 (Namaste Telangana): Tamil Nadu farmers are demanding the state government to implement the “Maaku Kaavali Raithu Bandhu” scheme, similar to the “Rythu Bandhu” scheme in Telangana. In this regard, Tamil Nadu farmers organized a massive rally in the Krishna Giri district center on Wednesday, on the occasion of Tamil Nadu Farmers’ Day.
During this rally, farmers demanded the implementation of various welfare schemes for farmers in Tamil Nadu, including the display of placards advocating for the implementation of Telangana’s successful welfare programs such as Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bheema. They also demanded the provision of free electricity and support for complete crop procurement. Kottapati Narasimha Naidu, the national president of the South Indian Farmers’ Association, addressed the gathering during the program.
In his speech, Naidu criticized the Narendra Modi government at the center for not providing any substantial relief to farmers and for not reducing the expenses incurred by them. He praised the Telangana government for working towards improving the lives of farmers in the state. The government has been providing assistance to farmers by merging several basic facilities, including financial aid, crop insurance, and free electricity. He appreciated the government for showing confidence in farmers by procuring their entire produce at a fair price.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s announcement of “Ab Ki Baar Kisan Sarkar” (Now it’s time for a farmer’s government) has gained support from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a counter to the Indian Farmers’ Forum. The BJP is also demanding a place for itself in the upcoming parliamentary elections. During the program, KEM Ram Gounder, President of Tamil Nadu Farmers’ Association, and Kuruburu Shantakumar, President of Karnataka State Farmers’ Association, were also present.
In response to the demands of Tamil Nadu farmers, it is expected that the state government will take necessary steps to improve the lives of farmers by implementing various welfare schemes such as Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bheema. The support shown by Tamil Nadu farmers towards the successful programs implemented in Telangana portrays the need for similar initiatives to be implemented in other states as well.