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FARM PRODUCE GUTTED IN COLD STORAGE FIRE Jana Sena seeks financial help for victims

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The Jana Sena Party (JSP) leaders have demanded that the government extend financial help to over 300 farmers whose produce was destroyed in a cold storage fire accident.
A Jana Sena delegation led by Nadendla Manohar met district Collector M Venugopal Reddy here on Monday and submitted a memorandum urging to extend financial help to over 300 farmers, who incurred loss due to fire accident in Subham Maheswari cold storage fire accident incident.
Talking to the media, Manohar said that though it has been two months since the cold storage was destroyed in a fire accident at Duggirala no help has been extended to the farmers whose agricultural produce was gutted in the fire accident.
The farmers preserved their turmeric produce in the cold storage and the produce was destroyed in the fire. The farmers expressed their doubts and suspicions on the fire accident in the Subham Maheswari cold storage at Duggirala.
Manohar said that the farmers preserved their 90,000 quintals of turmeric produce since there was no remunerative price in the market for turmeric. They wanted to sell when the price of turmeric had gone up but the produce was destroyed in the fire, he lamented. The turmeric produce of over 300 farmers of Tenali, Mangalagiri, Vemuru and Repalle was gutted in the fire mishap, he stated.
“The farmers fear that though there was Rs 100 crore agricultural produce preserved in the cold storage by the farmers, the management insured only for Rs 40 crore. Since the official machinery did not respond appropriately on the issue, we met the Collector and submitted a memorandum,” Manohar made it clear.
“I have moved with the pathetic state of turmeric farmers whose produce was destroyed in a fire accident. The farmers are unable to digest and bear the huge loss. The farmers were mentally disturbed due to loss of their turmeric crop. We have submitted a memorandum to the Collector urging him to do justice to the turmeric farmers whose produce was destroyed in the fire accident,” Manohar observed. He claimed that the Collector responded favourably and told them he would send a report to the Government in two days.
Guntur JSP district president Gade Venkateswara Rao, city president N Suresh and state secretary V Markandeya Babu were among those who accompanied Manohar.

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