Relief amount of Rs 32,000 per hectare for crop loss: CM Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced that farmers would be given a relief amount of Rs 32,000 per hectare for crop losses of over 50 percent due to hailstorms and untimely rains in the state.

CM Chouhan further said that the amount of the crop insurance scheme would be given separately to the farmers. He also instructed the officials to include horticulture crops in the survey as well. The Chief Minister made the remark after talking to the farmers during his visit to take stock of the crops damaged due to hailstorm in Patwari Khedi and Ghurda Madi village of Vidisha district on Tuesday.

He said, “The farmer should not have to worry. I am the Chief Minister for Worrying, and I will take the farmer out of all kinds of trouble.” He added that the farmers should not worry; the survey of each affected farm would be done with a humane approach and generosity so that full relief could be given to the farmers. The survey work was going on in the hailstorm-affected districts across the state.

The CM instructed the officers to survey the damage in a transparent manner. The survey list would be displayed at the Panchayat Bhawan, and if there were any objections, they would also be resolved, he added. CM Chouhan told the farmers that a compensation amount of Rs 32,000 a hectare for the crop loss of over 50 percent, Rs 37,000 for the loss of cows and buffalo, Rs 4,000 for the loss of sheep and goats, Rs 2000 for a calf  heifer, and Rs 100 for the loss of each chicken hen would be given. Assistance would also be given for damage to houses.

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