Stop-gap relief as Kurnool farmers await government action

In collaboration with Pilupu and allied organizations AID has provided support for educational expenses for children in farming families affected by suicide in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh. On the 5th of January at a meeting held in the Kurnool Collector’s office, 9 of the families received Rs. 10,000 each.   Representatives of community organizations reiterated the urgent need for the government to implement government orders allocating funds to farming families in distress.

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Press reports

Translated from Telugu by Anu Kolluru, AID-London.

Sakshi, “Where is the assurance to victim families?”

Sakshi,Where is the assurance to victim families?

  • 170 farmers’ suicides in the district
  • Financial assistance given to 19 families only
  • Member of the State Committee of the Rythu Swarajya Vedika has revealed
  • Financial assistance given to 9 farmer families

Kurnool (Agricultural): Whilst the farmers are fallen into the debts as no crops were grown and committing suicides … Rythu SwarajyaVedika state committee member Kadimpalli Mohan expressed a concern that the government of the state should be obliged to provide minimum compensation to the families of victims. Till now 292 famer suicde families only received compensation from the Government whilst 1598 farmers committed suicides in the state. With the help of Aid India, PILUPU, VRDS has offered Rs.10,000 financial help to 9 farmers from various zones (mandal) in the state. On this occasion he said Anatapuram and Kurnool districts stood first and second in farmer suicidal statistics which is very concerning. He said only 19 farmers received help from government out of 170 farmers who committed suicide in Kurnool district. He said there is no use of AP Tenancy act to the tenant farmers.  He requested the victim families must be sanctioned Rs 5,00,000 compensation to each farmer suicide family under G.O. number 421 and 62. I4farmer representative Ranabotu Srinivas from America enquired about the reasons behind suicides. VRDS Chairperson Kommari Vijaya Kumar, District BC Sangam leader Sheshamani, Rythu Swarajya Vedika representatives Naveen Ramisetti, PotulaShekar, Mohana Krishna, Swapna, Damodaram etc. participated in the event.

Eenadu  “Organisers providing financial assistance to victim families”

Eenadu, Kurnool district edition 6th Jan 2018
“Organisers providing financial assistance to victim families”

Failure in aiding farmer families

Kurnool Secretariat, Newstoday: I4farmer American representative Srinivas Ranabotu said number of farmer suicides increasing every day in Andhra Pradesh after the state division. On Friday, in the premises of collectorate revenue Podupu Bhavan, Rythu Swarjya Vedika State committee member Mohan Kadimpalli chaired the program to distribute financial assistance to farmer suicide families with the help of AID India, PILUPU and VRDS. VRDS president Kommari Vijay Kumar demanded a compensation of Rs.5,00,000 (5 hundred thousand rupees) per victim family in accordance to G.O. number 421 and 62. BC Sangam leader T. Sheshaphani, RaituSwarajyaVedika leaders Naveen Ramisetti, RadhaKrishna, Mohan Krishna, Shekar and Dr. Vijay Sankar etc.. participated in the program.


Andhra Jyothi,Financial Assistance to Farmer Families”

Andhra Jyothi “Fianncial Assistance to Farmer Families

Rs 10,000 handed over to each farmer family by Rythu SwarajyaVedika

Kurnool (Collectorate), Jan 5: Financial assistance was provided to 9 farmer suicidal victim families by Rythu Swarajya Vedika. On Friday, in the premises of collectorate revenue podupu bhavan, Rythu Swarajya Vedika handed over Rs. 10,000 to 9 of the victim families. Chief guest Srinivas a representative from I for Farmer America enquired about the reasons behind farmer suicides and assured to provide support required for their children’s education. On this occasion RaituSwarajyaVedika State committee member Mohan Kadimpalli said only 292 families have received financial support from state government while 1598 farmers committed suicides. And also said Anantapuram district stands first in the farmer suicides while Kurnool is in second place with 170 farmers committing suicide. Only 19 families have received financial support from the government. Most of the farmers who committed suicides are Tenant farmers. He demanded each family must be sanctioned Rs. 5,00,000 (5 hundred thousand rupees) in accordance to G.O. number 421 and 62.


  • Farmer families receiving financial support
  1. Gorla Mahanandamma – Thuggali Mandal, Girigetta Village
  2. Nurambi – Kalluru Mandal, Aswartha Puram Villam
  3. GollaSomeswaramma – Kodumuru Mandal
  4. Giddaluru Sridevi,  Rythu Nagaram, Nandyala Mandal
  5. Ravikumar – Pattikonda Mandal, Hosuru Village
  6. Venkatamma – Guduru Mandal, Julakallu Village
  7. ShekNurjahan – Kurnool Mandal, Joharapuram Village
  8. PengaruRameswaramma – Alluru Mandal, Molagavalli Village
  9. Syamalamma – Kurnool Mandal, Padidampadu Village

The above received Rs 10,000 each. In this programme BC sangam leader Shesha Phani, Rythu Swarajya Vedika members Naveem RamiShetti, PotulaShekar, Mohan Krishna, Swapna, Damodaram Radha Krishna, Dr Vijay Sankar, LingaSwamy, Mojes, SomaShekar also participated.


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