Minister urges for an all party delegation to the Centre

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Bangalore, June 24 (UNI) Karnataka Energy Minister K S Eshwarappa today urged the government to lead an all party delegation to the Centre for immediate supply of fertilizers to the farmers in the state.

Mr Eshwarappa intervening during a discussion in the legislative assembly on the farm crisis said that his government had earlier led a delegation headed by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa for the supply of fertilizers in view of the shortage and Prime Minister had promised to supply 1.40 lakh mt of fertlizer before June 20.

He pointed out that the state government had not yet received the full quantum so far and said that there was a need to take a delegation again to the Centre in immediate release of the fresh supply of fertilizers to the state.

"The problems of the farmers could be solved only after the full supply of the fertilizers by the Centre comes to the state," he said.

Former Agriculture Minister Bandeppa Kashempur urged the government for simplification of distribution of seeds and called for a special session for the discussion on the issues related to farmers and to find out long-term solutions to them.

Other members urged the government not to politicise or suspect the suicides by the farmers, due to shortage of fertilizers and seeds, and make proper arrangement for the payment of compensation immediately.

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