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Standing crops will wither if they are not irrigated
Memorandum submitted to the tahsildar
Shimoga: Farmers staged a protest under the aegis of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha in Sorab on Tuesday demanding that the Government ensure uninterrupted power supply to irrigation pump sets.
Addressing the protesters, president of KRRS Kodihalli Chandrashekhar said farmers had incurred huge losses because of irregular power supply. The Centre and the State Government should act in tandem to address the power crisis. While the State Government should try to enhance power generation, the Centre should see to it that the State's share of power was supplied from the central grid.
The Government fulfilled the demands from the industrial sector, while ignored those from the agriculture sector. Even agriculture was a serious profession with huge investment and made a significant contribution to the nation's economic growth, he said.
He said the standing crops would wither if regular power was not provided to irrigation pump sets. Farmers took out a procession from the Ranganatha temple premises and submitted a memorandum to the tahsildar.
KRRS leaders Kadidal Shamanna and H.R. Basavarajappa took part in the protest.
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