Survey of crops of affected farmers to be carried out

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Survey of crops of affected farmers to be carried out

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 | Staff Reporter | BHOPAL

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached village Rusalla in Bina tehsil of Sagar district on Tuesday and inspected the farmers' fields damaged by hailstorm. He saw the damaged crops in the field of farmer Virendra Patel. The Chief Minister consoled the farmers of village Rusalla and said that the State Government was with them in this hour of crisis.

The state government will not allow tears to come in the eyes of the farmers in this period of crisis. Chief Minister Chouhan instructed the commissioner and collector to conduct a survey of the damaged crops with complete authenticity and honesty and paste the list of affected people in the panchayat office. Chouhan said that those farmers who have objection or want to make any amendments, they can get it done.

Chouhan said that due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in 20 districts of the state, there has been extensive damage to the crops of the farmers. Crops have also been damaged in Khurai, Naryawali, Bina areas of Sagar district. He said that the compensation amount would be given after the survey by a joint team of Agriculture, Revenue and Panchayat Department. The Chief Minister told the farmers that don't get sad and don't let tears come in your eyes, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is with you.

The Chief Minister inspected the sprouted wheat and gram crop after reaching another field as well. He asked the farmers to be patient in this hour of crisis. Our farmers work hard day and night, shed blood and sweat, then after a lot of difficulty the crop is ready. Farmers are happy when the crop is ready. Due to hailstorm, the hopes of the farmers have been dashed. The CM said that he is standing with the farmers in the hour of crisis. An amount of Rs. 32 thousand per hectare will be given in case of crop loss of more than 50 percent of wheat, gram and lentils. The work of crop insurance will also go on simultaneously. Madhya Pradesh government will give relief amount which is not available in any other state. The CM instructed to get the survey of crops done through satellite as well.

Chouhan said that there has been loss of life due to lightning, their families will be given financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh. Rs 37 thousand will be given for the death of a cow-buffalo, Rs. 4 thousand for the death of a sheep-goat and Rs. 100 for the death of a chicken-hen. Loan recovery will also be postponed for farmers whose crops have been damaged due to hailstorm.

Along with this, the government will also pay the interest for the next year. He said that such efforts would be made that they could get loans again at zero percent interest. Hailstorm-hit farmers whose daughters are to be married will be given funds for marriage under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana. Those farmers who have not been able to register for minimum support price due to hailstorm, registration will be done by opening the portal again.

This arrangement will be for all the 20 hailstorm-affected districts of the state. The Chief Minister told the collector that after the survey, the assessment should be done with full honesty. Farmers should be given compensation for losses and relief from crop insurance. Bina MLA Mahesh Rai, District Panchayat President Hira Singh Rajput, public representatives, officers and farmer brothers were present.

While returning to Bhopal from Bina, 51 Banjara family members living near the refinery met Chief Minister Chouhan and told him their problems. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructed the Divisional Commissioner and the Collector that all Banjara families should be given pattas under the Mukhya Mantri Bhu-Awasiya Yojana and their drinking water problem should also be resolved.

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