The Congress President, who represents Rae Bareli in the Lok Sabha, drove straight to Pachwar village after landing at the Fursatganj airport on Saturday morning to take stock of the losses suffered by the farmers because of the recent untimely rains and hailstorm.

The farmers apprised Gandhi of their plight and claimed that no administrative official has visited the village for conducting a survey so that compensation could be given to them. Gandhi gave a patient hearing to the farmers.

She also visited Bandipur and Shivpuri villages where the farmers showed her damages to wheat and mustard crops in the fields to stress the magnitude of their losses.

The farmers also drew her attention to the poor state of tube-wells in the area because of which they were facing immense hardship and alleged that the administration was neither cooperating nor listening to their grievances.

Gandhi assured the farmers that she would take up the issue with officials concerned and exert pressure on the government so as to help them get proper compensation.

Later, she went to Sarvoday Nagar locality and met kin of Shivendra Singh who was killed in the railway accident.

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