Telugu Association of North America (TANA) president, Satish Vemana, spoke at the Agri Expo organised jointly by AP24x7 channel and Andhra Pradesh (AP) government. He said that 33,000 kits, with security equipment, are being distributed among farmers at the Expo. This is in response to an incident in which hundreds of farmers had died in Maharashtra, after being affected by chemicals, while spraying pesticides on crops. Ministers, Devineni Uma and Prathipati Pulla Rao were seen at the event. Nearly 80 stalls were put up by farmers at the expo.