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Farmers urge government to buy paddy

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NELLORE: Members of Rythu Sangala Samakya, Nellore district unit, demanded the government to purchase the paddy stocks from farmers immediately and stop farmers' suicides in the State. The Samakya leaders plan to submit a representation to Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy requesting him to solve their problems. Speaking to the newsmen here on Tuesday, Samakya president Bejawada Obul Reddy said farmers are tense with the arrival of monsoon in Nellore district. The government should purchase paddy stocks from ryots by paying Rs.1,230 Minimum Support Price (MSP) for A-grade quality paddy and accord permission for exporting paddy to other States, he said.

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