APMCs vote for new members, but farmers want change in attitude – The Hindu

But farmers’ leaders believe that the members have not been of much help. “Members come and go, but our problems remain,” said Vishwanath Patil Koutha, a Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha leader. “The APMCs were set up to ensure remunerative prices for farmers and end their exploitation by middlemen. But none of them [committees] have succeeded in this.”He said that first of all, the members don’t come to the market in time to stop the fall in prices in times of glut. The delay helps traders form a coterie and hoodwink farmers. For example, red gram prices have been falling since October, but the local APMCs did not start procurement till the last week of December, he said.

Source: APMCs vote for new members, but farmers want change in attitude – The Hindu

Farmers block road in Kalaburagi seeking better MSP for red gram – The Hindu

“The ETG and Adani groups are major importers. The Union government has bought pulses from these firms at ₹ 10,000 a quintal. But, when it comes to buying the crop directly from farmers, it has fixed just ₹ 5,050 a quintal. It clearly shows whose interest the government is protecting,” Maruti Manpade, State president of KPRS, said during the agitation. He demanded minimum support price of ₹ 7,500 a quintal for red gram.

Source: Farmers block road in Kalaburagi seeking better MSP for red gram – The Hindu

HC acquits four in bonded labour case, says no proof- The New Indian Express

BENGALURU: The High Court acquitted all four accused in the inhuman Hangarahalli bonded labour case registered by Srirangapatna police of Mandya district. The accused had allegedly kept labourers in shackles in a stone quarry.Five labourers Venakatachala, Nagaraju, Krishna, Venkatesha and Gopal were found chained at Chamundeshwari Stone Crushing Industry in Hangarahalli in Srirangapatna taluk and were freed by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha in June 2000.In relation to the case registered in June 22, 2000, the four accused were convicted by trial court in Mandya and they filed an appeal in the High Court. Justice Anand Byrareddy on January 3 allowed their appeals.

Source: HC acquits four in bonded labour case, says no proof- The New Indian Express

A grim season for sugarcane gowers and stakeholders – The Hindu

Bidar, which used to be the fourth largest sugarcane-growing district in the State, is all set to lose the tag, as the district’s farmers, hit by the long dry spell and unstable prices offered by sugar factories, seem to have reduced cane cultivation.Officials say this year’s harvest is just around 10 lakh tonnes, down from the average of 25 lakh tonnes over the past decade. This has hit sugar factories and the backyard jaggery-making units. Bidar has five sugar factories — three in the cooperative sector and two private units. Sugarcane is also bought by around 10 Khand Saris or mini factories that make diamond sugar and molasses.

Source: A grim season for sugarcane gowers and stakeholders – The Hindu

Breeding of African catfish continues in Kolar despite ban – The Hindu

Members of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) on Tuesday staged a protest in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office demanding complete implementation of the ban on breeding of African catfish in the district.As a mark of protest against authorities concerned, the functionaries took the African catfish to the protest venue.The African catfish is not eco-friendly, it causes ecological imbalance and not fit for human consumption, KRRS district convenerK. Srinivasa Gowda said.

Source: Breeding of African catfish continues in Kolar despite ban – The Hindu

ಕಾರ್ಖಾನೆಗಳಿಂದ ಹೊರಹೊಮ್ಮುವ ಧೂಳಿನಿಂದ ಬೆಳೆ ಹಾನಿ  ಸೂಕ್ತ ಪರಿಹಾರಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಜ್ಯ ರೈತ ಸಂಘ ಆಗ್ರಹ | ಸಂಜೆವಾಣಿಗೆ ಸ್ವಾಗತ

ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿ, ಜ.8: ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ವಿವಿಧ ಗ್ರಾಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿತಗೊಂಡಿರುವ ಕೆಲ ಕಾರ್ಖಾನೆಗಳಿಂದ ಹೊರಹೊಮ್ಮುವ ಧೂಳು ಮತ್ತು ಹೊಲಸಿನಿಂದಾಗಿ ರೈತರು ಬೆಳೆದ ಬೆಳೆಗೆ ಹಾನಿಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದು ಬೆಳೆ ಹಾನಿಗೊಳಗಾಗುವ ರೈತರಿಗೆ ಸೂಕ್ತ ಪರಿಹಾರ ನೀಡುವಂತೆ ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸಿರುವ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯ ರೈತ ಸಂಘ ಮತ್ತು ಹಸಿರು ಸೇನೆಯ ಪದಾಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಯುವಕರು, ಜಿಲ್ಲಾಧಿಕಾರಿ ಈ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೂಡಲೇ ಗಮನ ಹರಿಸಿ ಕಾರ್ಖಾನೆಗಳ ಮಾಲೀಕರು ರೈತ ಸಂಘದ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳ ಜೊತೆ ಸಭೆ ಕರೆಯುವಂತೆ ಕೋರಿದ್ದಾರೆ.ರಾಜ್ಯ ರೈತ ಸಂಘದ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ದರೂರು ಪುರುಷೋತ್ತಮಗೌಡ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರರು ಇಂದು ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿಯ ಸುದ್ದಿ-ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳನ್ನು ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ವಿವಿಧ ಗ್ರಾಮಗಳಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಕಾರ್ಖಾನೆಗಳಿರುವ ಸ್ಥಳಗಳಿಗೆ ಕರೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಹೋಗಿ, ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ವಿವರಿಸಿದರಲ್ಲದೇ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಖಾನೆಗಳಿಂದ ಹೊರ ಬೀಳುವ ಧೂಳು, ಹೊಲಸಿನಿಂದಾಗಿ ಉಂಟಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಪರಿಸರ ಮಾಲಿನ್ಯ, ಕೃಷಿ ಹಾನಿ, ಬೆಳೆ ನಷ್ಟದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರ, ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಆಡಳಿತವು ಸೂಕ್ತ ಕ್ರಮ ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳುವಂತೆ ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸಿದರು.

Source: ಕಾರ್ಖಾನೆಗಳಿಂದ ಹೊರಹೊಮ್ಮುವ ಧೂಳಿನಿಂದ ಬೆಳೆ ಹಾನಿ  ಸೂಕ್ತ ಪರಿಹಾರಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಜ್ಯ ರೈತ ಸಂಘ ಆಗ್ರಹ | ಸಂಜೆವಾಣಿಗೆ ಸ್ವಾಗತ

Water to T.N.: Govt. urged to defy SC order – The Hindu

The Supreme Court’s order to Karnataka on releasing 2,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu till February 7 has triggered protests in Maddur of the district.On Thursday, many Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) members blocked the traffic on Bengaluru-Mysuru highway and urged the State government not to discharge water as the farmers here are reeling under severe drought.KRRS leader Konasale Narasaraju, who led the protest, said that the farmers in the Cauvery delta, for the last several years, have been losing crops continuously owing to drought and the Cauvery water crisis.

Source: Water to T.N.: Govt. urged to defy SC order – The Hindu

Water in KRS nearing dead storage, say officials – The Hindu

Shambhunahalli Suresh, president of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Mandya district unit, said the KRRS would convene a meeting on Friday to decide the next course of action following the apex court’s direction.G. Made Gowda, president of the Mandya Zilla Raitha Hithrakshana Samiti and former MP, expressed his displeasure over the direction and urged the State government to “defy the apex court order”.

Source: Water in KRS nearing dead storage, say officials – The Hindu

‘Relax ban on borewellsin coastal districts’ – The Hindu

Activists of the Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha (KRRS) staged a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Tuesday opposing the ban on drilling borewells in the State for irrigation.In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, president of Dakshina Kannada unit of KRRS Ravikiran Punacha said that the water table in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi have not depleted alarmingly and hence, both the districts should be excluded from the August 20, 2016 ban.

Source: ‘Relax ban on borewells in coastal districts’ – The Hindu

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