No paucity of funds for relief to farmers

CM consoles hailstorm affected farmers at village Banyayi in Guna district

lead12.3.16Bhopal, March 12, 2016 (Muslim Saleem):  Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has assured hailstorm affected farmers that there would be no paucity of funds for giving relief to them. They should keep courage and high morale. Mr. Chouhan interacted with hailstorm affected farmers at village Banyayi in Guna district today. The Chief Minister said that joint teams of staff of Revenue, Agriculture and Pachayats departments will undertake survey of affected crops. He said that list of survey should be displayed at Panchayat building. If any farmer is not satisfied survey of his field, survey would be undertaken again.

Mr. Chouhan said has as per provisions of RBC, affected farmers would be provide relief at the rate of Rs. 15 thousand per hectare. Benefit of crop insurance scheme will also be given to affected farmers. The Chief Minister said that the farmers with cent percent crop loss will be provided wheat, rice and salt at Re. one per kg till next crop. Recovery of loans and electricity bill dues has been suspended and the state government will bear loan interest. Besides, seeds and fertilizers for next crop will also be provided at zero percent interest rate.

The Chief Minister said that Rs. 25 thousand each will be provided for marriages of affected farmers’ daughters, whether they are covered under Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana or not. At village Banyayi, the Chief Minister inspected damaged crops of wheat and gram in the fields of farmers Mr. Babulal Kushwaha and Mr. Gudda. He was visibly much moved by the loss. Consoling farmers, he assured for early relief against crop loss.