KCR announces 3 lakhs ex gratia to farmers deceased in agitation against three farm laws

CM demanded that the Center should announce Rs 25 lakhs each to the bereaved families of the farmers. More than 700 farmers had lost their lives during the anti-farm laws agitation.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 Nov 2021 3:25 AM GMT
KCR announces 3 lakhs ex gratia to farmers deceased in agitation against three farm laws

A day after announcing the withdrawal of three farm laws by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Party Chief and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday evening announced Rs three lakhs each ex - gratia to the families of the farmers who sacrificed their lives during the agitation and demanded that the Center should announce Rs 25 lakhs each to the bereaved families of the farmers.

Addressing a press conference, Rao said the government allocated Rs 22 crore for this humanitarian work (towards ex - gratia) and requested farmer agitation leaders to send the details of the deceased farmers, who lost lives during the agitation. More than 700 farmers had lost their lives during the anti-farm laws agitation.

Congratulating the farmers for achieving victory over the three controversial farm laws, the CM also demanded the Union Government to withdraw all the cases against the farmers and those who supported farmers during the farmers' agitation including Disha. To bring a bill and act on Minimum Support Price in the coming Parliament Sessions for the benefit of the farmers in the country, he also demanded an annual procurement policy by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) well in advance.

Besides demanding withdrawal of the electricity amendment Bill, Rao also demanded that the Union Government should clarify regarding enhancement of paddy procurement for Kharif as requested by Telangana and purchase of boiled Rice in Rabi. Expressing his dissatisfaction over the water share of Krishna Godavari rivers, the Chief Minister demanded that the Center allocate the due share of water to Telangana with immediate effect under section -3 in a time-bound duration through Tribunal (in 7 years union had failed to allocate).

To enhance the reservation to STs as per the Telangana Assembly resolution in the lines of Tamil Nadu, he said and also demanded SC caste classification as requested by Telangana Government. The CM demanded a Caste-based census (BC caste) as per the resolution of the Assembly.

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