Former minister insists on need of stocking seeds, fertilizers Govt urged to keep 250 ventilators ready in all dists
The district administration should stock seeds
and fertilisers to ensure uninterrupted agriculture activities in the district in the
coming monsoon, urged Congress leader Sharanprakash Patil.
Speaking at a press meet here on Saturday, he said the monsoon will begin in a month. The farmers will face problem if seeds and fertilisers are not stocked. Foodgrains are being sold at 30% to 40% higher than the MRP at hobli and taluk centres. The tahsildar has not taken any step in this regard even after bringing it to his notice.
A large number of people are stranded on the borders due to lockdown and they should have been sent home after the quarantine period.
Those who are stuck at the borders are in quandary. Their family members are panicked as they are not getting sufficient food and water, he explained.
At present, there is no vaccine for Covid-19. The people should take precautions as it takes time to make the vaccine available. The government should take steps to create infrastructure like 4,000 isolation beds, 500 ICU beds and 250 ventilators in all the districts of the State, Sharnaprakash advised.
The chief minister has ordered that the employers should neither remove their employees nor should cut their salary. But, Vasavadutta Cement factory located in the district has paid half of the salary of contract workers. The Congress party had formed task forces to take stock of the Covid-19 situation in the districts.
All information in regard to Kalyana Karnataka region has been gathered. A report will be submitted at the party meeting slated to be held on April 27, he added. The former minister alleged that illegal sand transportation and manufacturing of illicit liquor is unabated in all taluks of the district amid the nationwide lockdown enforced to curb the spread of Covid-19. Instead of preventing such illegal activities, local officials have also joined hands with such people.
Deputy commissioner and superintendent of
police should take steps to
prevent such activities, he urged.
MLA M Y Patil, MLC Thippannappa Kamakanur, leaders B R Patil and Allamaprabhu Patil, District Congress president Jagadev Guttedar, leaders Bhimarao Tegalatippi and Dr Kiran Deshmukh were present in the press meet.