MANGALORE : Farmer leaders have urged the district administration to ban
Endosulfan and to provide more compensation to farmers who lost lands to the MSEZ.
Speaking at a meeting of farmers and representatives of farmers? organization convened
by the Deputy Commissioner on April 21, Thursday, they demanded that the price
of areca be fixed scientifically. Another demand was to increase the compensation to
farmers who have suffered crop loss. The farmers also requested the DC against banks
using forcible measures for loan recovery.
On this occasion, the DC informed that the district administration has decided to convene
a meeting of farmers once in two months to hear their grievances. He also directed taluk
level officials to convene similar meetings every month.
The DC has assured the farmers to consider their demands like loan waiver and steps to
prevent forcible loan recovery from farmers and also against publishing the photographs
of the defaulters in newspapers.