KTR visits parched farm fields, blames Congress for miseries

KTR visited the paddy fields in Irukulla village in Karimnagar district to meet farmers facing drought-like situations.


KARIMNAGAR: BRS Working President K Tarakarama Rao (KTR) expressed concern that farmers were grappling with power shortages under the Congress rule.

He revealed that the NPDCL (Northern Power Distribution Company Limited) has been sending messages to farmers, notifying them of a three-phase power supply for agriculture starting from 11:15 pm. Due to the situation, the farmers are compelled to tend to their fields in the middle of the night, he said.

Accompanied by senior BRS leaders Vinod Kumar, Gangula Kamalakar, and Padi Kaushik Reddy, KTR inspected the paddy fields in Irukulla village, Karimnagar district, engaging with farmers to understand their challenges.

Later addressing the media, KTR highlighted that such a situation had not been witnessed since the formation of Telangana state. Farmers have complained that their crops were drying up for the first time today, expressing concerns about the dry soil in March and apprehending the severity in April and May.

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KTR pointed out the farmers' distress over the unavailability of water despite the presence of water in the SRSP (Sri Ram Sagar Project). He accused the Congress Government, led by Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, of engaging in petty politics. He urged CM Revanth Reddy and Irrigation Minister Uttam Kumar Reddy to release irrigation water from SRSP.

KTR shared the NPDCL messages confirming three-phase current availability from 11:15 pm. Farmers claimed they were harvesting crops near wells at midnight for the first time in 12 years due to electricity shortages. "This is not a drought brought by nature. But it is a drought brought by the Congress government," he alleged.

He accused the Congress Government of jeopardising the Kaleswaram project by neglecting repairs in the Medigadda barrage. He urged the government to prioritise farmers' well-being by constructing a coffer dam, redirecting water, and safeguarding the crops.

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