Bengaluru, Oct 14: Farmers across Karnataka have been going through a rough phase. Many farmers committed suicide. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in his Independence Day speech mentioned about the deaths of farmers in the state.
It has been reported that farmers have been given loans with 70-100 per cent or more compound interest. Even banks do not given enough loans to farmers who struggle to arrange their basic necessities, i.e. food, home and cloths.
Now, Association of Kannada Kootas of America (AKKA) started working to raise money to help farmers in the state.
AKKA President Raj Patil and his associates urged everyone across America to help the farmers by giving donations through online.
In its appeal, AKKA said, "Please donate any amount you can so that we can help our farmers who are doing an excellent job in producing crops to support the society."
Every dollar counts. Please open up your hearts and wallets and support this noble cause so that no farmer has to end his life which could be prevented," AKKA added.
AKKA is a non-profit, educational, linguistic and cultural organization; incorporated under Non Profit Corporation act of the State of Florida, to integrate, coordinate, network and unite the activities of all Kannadigas and Kannada Kootas for promotion and preservation of Kannada language and culture in North America.
AKKA's constituent units include executive committee, Board of Trustees and Board of Directors from all the regions of US and Canada.