December 1, 2023


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Red chilli farmers take protests to Hyderabad

With a new ‘invasive thrips’ pest assault triggering weighty damages to crimson chilli crops in thousands of acres, farmers from the undivided Khammam and Warangal districts have introduced a protest dharna in entrance of the Agriculture Commissioner’s office in Hyderabad later now.

The assault have attacked the crimson chilli crops at the flowering phase, producing them incapable of bearing the fruits. As they attacked the crops, they also carried a virus together, triggering even more problems to the crop in extensive stretches.

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“Since there is no scope for revival of the crop, farmers have plucked the crops out,” Rambabu, a leader of Telangana Rythu Sangham, informed BusinessLine.

The farmers, who have invested about ₹1.5-2 lakh an acre on elevating the crop, are demanding a compensation of ₹1 lakh an acre. “The farmers have missing just about all of the investments as the crop unsuccessful them this year. We are captivating the Condition govt to bail them out,” he mentioned.