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CPI wants govt to stop middlemen looting farmers

Demanding the state government to control middle men looting of farmers, CPI has alleged that the prices of vegetables and pulses were skyrocketing in the market.

In note, CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy has said that the consumer was purchasing tomato at the price of Rs.80 but the same salesman purchasing tomato at the price of Rs.20 per kilo from the farmer. He opined that the farmers were committing suicides due to lack of uniform agriculture policy across the nation. He alleged that the governments were shedding crocodile tears instead of extending help to the farmers. The governments were not in a position to control the lootings in the markets.

The farmers were facing atrocious situation in the markets. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who say that their governments were pro-farmer, were not taking any relief steps in regard to farmers. He alleged that the Market Committees were confined to loot the farmers instead of extending help to the farmers. (NSS)