Kakita: Farmers from six villages in Kolkhonda Mandal, East Godavari District held a memorial service in front of the Srirangapatnam Village Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Association on Saturday. They were protesting the association’s failure to provide loans to farmers due to internal disagreements between the steering committee and the association’s secretary.
Previously, there were four societies in Kolconda Mandal. However, his three of them were disbanded and integrated into Srirangapatnam society for better functioning. But due to political differences between those who manage the society, the turnover of the society has dropped from his Rs 200 crore to his Rs 600 crore, BJP leader APR Chowdary explained. .
Chowdary, who spearheaded the agitation of Srirangapatnam’s Primary Agriculture Cooperative Credit Society, said five associations have successfully operated in the area over the past 40 years. All of them successfully served the farmers without any problems. However, after YSRC came to power, these associations were merged and he is the only one of them currently functioning in Srirangapatnam.
BJP leaders said even this society does not operate efficiently. Farmers in the region are forced to seek loans from other organizations and private lenders.
Chowdary called on the government and the cooperative sector to quickly resolve the problem and take steps to improve the functioning of society. Otherwise, he warned, Mandal’s peasants would be in turmoil.