Paddy crisis: 70YO farmer dies, protests rock Abadi Jammikunta procurement center

The deceased farmer had brought his paddy produce to a procurement center but officials refused to accept it on the pretext that its moisture content wasn’t within the prescribed limits.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 Dec 2021 3:25 AM GMT
Paddy crisis: 70YO farmer dies, protests rock Abadi Jammikunta procurement center

Karimnagar: Protests rocked paddy procurement center at Abadi Jammikunta after 70-year-old farmer died of a heart attack on Tuesday

The deceased was identified as Bitla Iylaiah of Abadi Jammikunta. He had brought his paddy produce to a procurement center but officials refused to accept it on the pretext that its moisture content wasn't within the prescribed limits.

On Tuesday, while Ailaiah was drying his paddy and filling it in bags, he suffered a heart attack and died on the spot.

The incident triggered widespread protests with family members of the deceased staging a demonstration at the procurement center.

The grief ­stricken relatives of the deceased blamed the delay in procurement of paddy for the death of the farmer. Local BJP cadres joined the protests expressing solidarity with the aggrieved family.

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