Yeddyurappa hopeful of a positive response from Centre on demands

The State Government is yet to work out the amount it would have to bear towards waiver of loans of farmers in the flood-affected areas and increasing the compensation for crop loss.

“We will think of what to do later. First, we are seeking the Union Government’s help,” Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said here on Wednesday.

Speaking to presspersons after participating in the Police Commemoration Day function, Mr. Yeddyurappa said farmers had lost standing crops. During the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the flood-affected areas, the State Government sought a one-time wavier of farm loans and doubling the compensation paid as per the calamity relief guidelines for loss of crops.

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