Vimukti in collaboration with NGO
partners from Raichur district, on 30th of August, 2018, staged the
Dharana in demanding crop loss compensation by walking 85
kilometers. The protesters said farmers were in distress due to
scanty rainfall this season too. Many laborers have migrated in
search of employment in the cities.
Many farmers incurred loss due to the failures. Therefore, the
government should declare Raichur as the drought affected district
and initiative relief measures at the earliest. They also said, the
government should waive all the crop loans borrowed from the
nationalized banks. The loan clearance for Rs. 2 lakh waived off by
the government should be issued to farmers. Fresh loans should be
provided to take up cultivation. The protesters demanded that a crop
loss compensation of Rs.20, 000 per acre should be provided. Farmers
in the tail-end area of the canals have not been receiving water due
to the negligence of officials. Gates should be installed
immediately to check the leakage of water in the canals and
officials should be instructed to ensure the supply of water till
the tail-end area. At the end of rally memorandum was submitted to
the concerned authority to look into the matter very urgently.
Nearly five hundred farmers participated in this rally.