Question To the Ministers of Rural Development & Food and Finance filed the KKE with Theme: Problems of wheat producers in Kozani and Grevena
Wheat farmers in the prefectures of Grevena and Kozani are in a difficult situation. Specifically during the growing season they were faced with frost and spring drought resulting in low yields on soft and durum wheat now that threshing has begun in their fields (in some cases they do not get over 150 – 250 kilos per acre while in normal conditions the yield of their production exceeded 400-500 kilos).
Farmers in the area are facing the devastation of their production and the new huge loss in their income, something for which they are not responsible. This situation not only makes it difficult for them to meet the exorbitant costs of their crops, but further deteriorates their standard of living.
After the above ASKED MRS. Ministers, what immediate action will the government take to:
- Take all necessary measures, in order for ELGA to make immediate estimates and record the total losses.
- To finally compensate the farmers fairly and in a timely manner for the 100% of the damage suffered, by changing the regulation of ELGA and its adequate funding based on needs, from the state budget.
- To suspend the payments of the obligations of the affected farmers to banks, DEKO, tax etc. at least until the payment of compensations for their lost production.
The Members of Parliament