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CPI Wants C M to Take Up Drought Relief works, Stop Migrations


Communist Party of India Telangana State Council addressed a letter on Tuesday to the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao asking the latter to control the migrations by taking up drought relief works on a war footing.

CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy asked the Chief Minister to initiate drought relief measures by giving Rs.15,000 per acre to the farmers whose crops withered away and Rs.30,000 per acre to the withered commercial crops as an ex-gratia; Supply seeds which needed less water for cultivation; Impose moratorium and make the banks to collect the farmers’ loans in installment basis; Supply drinking water to the villages through water tanks; Take up repairs to the old protected water schemes; Provide work to the rural labor in the coming summer under EGS and decide to pay Rs.300 per each worker per day; Give Rs.1000 as drought pension to all old age people who crossed 60 years and those who didn’t avail Asara Scheme; Provide one rupee kilo rice, cooking oil, pulses, soaps and other essential good to every family. (NSS)

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