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Relief arrangements to be made for crop loss: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

07 Sep 2018

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that an arrangement will be made to give relief to farmers against crop loss. He informed that the payment of Bhavantar amount will be paid to farmers producing onion and garlic. CM Chouhan was addressing a huge public gathering after laying the foundation stone of Narmada-Jhabua-Petalwad Micro Lift Irrigation Project costing Rs. 2050.70 crore at Petlawad of Jhabua district. On this occasion, he also announced an amount of Rs. One crore from the special fund towards development works to be carried out under the Petlawad Nagar Parishad.

Informing about various public welfare schemes, CM Chouhan appealed to the people to come forward and avail benefits under the schemes. He informed that the state government has taken important decisions in the interest of farmers like provision of the loan at zero per cent interest rate and to provide the facility for advance storage of fertilizers.

While apprising the irrigation project, CM Chouhan said that 57 thousand 422-hectare agriculture land of 202 villages of Jhabua and Dhar district will get water for irrigation through gravity flow, after the completion of Narmada-Jhabua-Petalwad Micro Lift Irrigation project. He further informed that water from the Narmada will be lifted up to 460-meter height from the place near Malvadi village of Dhar district. Water will reach water junction being built at Jali village of Dhar district at 18 cubic meters per second capacity and from this place, stored water will be supplied to agriculture fields of the farmers through the pipeline.

Villagers accorded a warm welcome to the Chief Minister by presenting bow and arrow along with Jhuldi turban as per the tribal culture. CM Chouhan also distributed benefits of various schemes to the beneficiaries.