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Farmers affected by floods and insect disease to get full financial assistance under any circumstances

05 Oct 2020
Farmers affected by floods and insect disease to get full financial assistance under any circumstances

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that full financial assistance will be provided under any circumstances to the farmers, affected by floods and insect disease in the state. Full compensation against the damaged crops will be provided to the farmers. Though, due to the Covid crisis, the economic condition of the state has been hit hard, but no stone will be left unturned in helping the farmers. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and other Ministers have been urged to make available the adequate financial assistance to the state. In this regard, a team comprising Ministers and Officers of the state will be sent soon to the centre for follow up. Farmers will get adequate financial assistance at the earliest. Farmers need not worry, Madhya Pradesh Government fully stands with the farmers, he added.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing the damage, caused to the crops by the floods and insect disease in the state, at Mantralaya today. Minister for Agriculture Shri Kamal Patel, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri K.K. Singh, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Ajit Kesri, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Manish Rastogi and other officers concerned were present at the meeting.

Damage caused in about 40 lakh hectare, compensation of Rs. 4 thousand crore anticipated

Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Manish Rastogi has informed that compensation is given the Central Goventment against 33 percent or above crops damage, whereas the compensation is given by the state government to farmers on 25 percent or more crops damage. The crops in about 40 lakh hectare area have been affected by the floods and insect disease in the state and a compensation of Rs. 4 thousand crore is anticipated. Last year, crops in about 60 lakh hectare area were damaged in the state and a compensation of Rs. 2 thousand crore was distributed among the farmers.

Survey to assess crops damage completed

A survey work to assess damage to crops has been completed in the state. In this context, a team of the Central Government had also visited the state to conduct the survey. Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains has informed that the Central Survey Team has considered the record keeping work in the state as perfect, during the survey of damage to crops.

A demand of Rs. 2487 crore put forth before the Central Government

Thirty Nine lakh 95 thousand hectare area has been affected by floods and insect disease in the state. Out of this, more than 33 percent damage has been caused in 37 lakh hectare area. A demand of Rs. 2487 crore 21 lakh has been put forth before the Central government for damage caused in 34 lakh 87 thousand hectare area.

Farmers should not sow Tiwda mix seeds

Minister for Agriculture Shri Kamal Patel has said that good quality seed of gram is being provided to farmers by the government. Hence, farmers should not sow tiwda mix seeds