Punjab: CM Mann announces increase in crop loss compensation

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann held a meeting with officials and discussed the matter of compensating farmers for crop losses due to bad weather.

There are reports of heavy damage to crops due to bad weather in North India. The crops of the farmers in many districts of Punjab were ruined, after which the farmers demanded compensation. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and several other officials personally visited the crop fields to assess the damage caused to the crops. After assessing the crops, he held a meeting with the officials.

Taking this to Twitter, CM Bhagwant Mann released a video on his personal account saying, ‘We have changed the method of compensation of the previous government, and now, unlike the previous government, we will not only announce the compensation but will also give it.’

He said that we will not distribute checks for Rs 54 or Rs 111, but farmers will be given timely compensation in a transparent manner. CM Bhagwant Mann said that earlier, 12 thousand rupees were given for 75 percent to 100 percent loss, but now 15 thousand rupees will be given for 75 percent to 100 percent loss. In the previous government, Rs 5400 was given for a 33 to 50 percent loss, but now Rs 6750 will be given.

Taking it to the CMO Punjab Twitter account, he said, “The laborer’s will get 10 percent as compensation, of which Rs 95,100 will be paid as compensation for complete house damage and Rs 5,200 will be given for minor damage to houses. The state government will soon introduce a crop insurance scheme for farmers”.

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