Medak Farmers Protest against lack of regular power supply
Farmers in Chegunta Mandal in the Medak district of Telangana came out today on the roads protesting against the lack of regular power supply.
A policeman and several farmers were injured in the clash as angry protesters pelted stones while the police ordered a lathicharge.
Kharif is the main crop season for farmers and Medak has recorded maximum rainfall deficit in Telangana state at 50 percent.
Most farmers in Medak are dependent on groundwater which needs to be pumped up using borewells. However that also requires power supply, without which the seedlings dry up.