Panaji, Nov 30 (GCCurrentAffairs) Leader of Opposition in Goa Legislative Assembly Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar has demanded that the state government must ensure immediate relief to the cash strapped sugarcane farmers of Sanguem, Dharbandora, Ponda and Sattari Talukas in South Goa district of the state.
In a statement, he said,’There is another fraud being exposed which has brought the activities in Sanjivani Sugar factory to standstill and that too, at times, when most of farmers were awaiting needed support from the State Government to hike in cane prices, supply labourers, transport to carry the crops from distant areas to the factory as done in the past.
Already cash trapped poor farmers were compelled to do all needed activities on their own and now in danger of losing everything with no assurance from the factory for releasing their payments.’
The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader also demanded that the state government prepare a concrete plan for next year to avoid difficulties for the farmers and warned that it should not be an agenda for upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
‘Me and my party is fully aware of the pain and sufferings of the people, more particularly from sugarcane producing talukas and stand behind the farmers extending full unconditional, emotional and political support. ..We demand the State Government to ensure immediate to relief the people of the cash trapped region by ensuring all types of support as well as release of financial packages to protect their livelihood, he said.