Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar/Nuapada: "The condition of farmers here is worse. It's unfortunate that the Odisha government failed to protect the interest of the agrarian community in Nuapada," said BJP's Kisan Morcha National General Secretary P Sugunakar Rao after reviewing the drought situation in the district here on Saturday.

A six-member Central team of BJP comprising BJP MPs Savitri Thakur, Om Prakash Yadav, Kisan Morcha Vice President Maheshwar Sahu, Secretary Dr Sambhu Kumar and Andhra Pradesh BJP Kisan Morcha President P T Rao today arrived in Odisha on a four-day visit.

After reviewing the famers’ condition in the district, Rao lashed out at the Naveen government for its failure in tackling the situation. "The State government is taking no measures to help farmers deal with the situation. It has also failed in implementing the Central schemes that would have immensely benefitted the farmers," Rao said.

"Had the crop insurance scheme been implemented by the Odisha government for famers, the loss would have been much less," said BJP MP Savitri Thakur.

Meanwhile, the team will review the crop loss status in Balangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Ganjam and Nayagarh districts. The team will later prepare a detailed report on the visit and submit it to the party's national president Amit Shah.