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CM Naidu writes to PM Modi, highlights farmers' issues

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has written a letter to Prime Minister seeking his intervention to 'quickly address' MSP, free power and crop insurance that have a 'deep and immediate bearing' on the welfare of the farm sector, which if left unaddressed, would badly hit farmers.

Cm in his letter alleged that attempts are being made to scuttle the free power scheme for farmers. He also raised an objection to certain amendments sought to be made to the Electricity Act, 2003.

It is learned that the Government of India is coming up with a proposal to amend the Electricity Act, 2003, which enables the Centre to double down on states not to offer free power to any segment of consumers.

Referring to crop insurance, Naidu said the Centre should make it mandatory for insurance companies to adopt technology from the ensuing Kharif season since there was a need for a robust process, backed by technology, to ensure timely settlement of genuine claims.

He suggested PM fix MSP of agricultural crops such that the farmers would benefit.

A five-page letter has been written to OM which was made available to media on Monday in which the details were mentioned.

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