Compensation to be distributed to all flood affected persons till October 15: CM Shri Kamal Nath

Government to reach affected people for help: Government is with affected people in hour of crisis
Relief to be provided by curtailing state’s budget, if assistance not recieved from Centre
CM Shri Kamal Nath met flood affected people of Neemuch District in relief camps
Bhopal, September 23, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the compensation will be distributed to all the flood affected people by October 15. He mentioned that people will not have to wander like earlier for the compensation. The Government will reach people, they will not have to come to the government. The Chief Minister said that farmers whose crops have been completely damaged due to the floods will be given compensation ranging from Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 30,000 per hectare under the provisions of RBC 6(4). He further stated that if the state does not get the assistance from the Union Government, the state government will provide assistance to the flood affected people by curtailing its budget. Shri Nath was interacting with the flood affected people in Flood Relief Camp of Rampura village of the most rain affected district Neemuch today.
Relief begins from September 22: All will get relief till October 15
The Chief Minister said that Malwa, Nimad, Neemuch and Mandsaur regions have received the heaviest rainfall in the history this time. The damage is also very much and we are assessing it. The state government has started relief work without waiting for the Centre’s help. By the next 15th October, all the affected people will be given assistance. The Chief Minister said that the Government is with people. The government is standing with people to resolve their problems and to ease their pains and sorrows. He said that during the floods, he was obtaining the information about the situation every hour and was in constant touch with the district administration.
Compensation from Rs. 8 thousand to Rs. 30 thousand per hectare to be given, Seeds to be given also
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, while interacting with the flood affected people of Neemuch district, said that the government has sought help from the Government of India to provide relief to the affected people who have suffered the damage caused by the natural calamity, but whether we receive any help from there or not, we will curtail our budget and provide full help to the farmers and the flood affected people. He said that the government will extend full help to the farmers for the damage caused to the crops of soyabean, moong, urad and vegetables. Shri Nath said that as per the provisions of RBC 6(4), compensation of Rs. 8 thousand to 26 thousand rupees per hectare will be given to the farmers holding less than 2 hectares of land and more than 2 hectares having irrigated/non-irrigated land, in case of damage to 33 to 50 per cent of the crop. Similarly, in case of more than 50 per cent of crop damage, compensation will be given from Rs.16 thousand per hectare to Rs. 30 thousand per hectare for various crops. The amount will reach in the accounts of all the affected farmers by October 15. The Chief Minister informed that the high quality seeds will be provided to farmers for the next Rabi crop, whose storage of seeds of wheat, gram, mustard, peas, masoor, flax seeds etc. got ruined due to the flooding.
Government to pay electricity bills of affected people

The Chief Minister mentioned that relief in the electricity bills of the flood affected people will be given. Under the Naya Savera Yojana, electricity bills of 3 months of the eligible farmers will be waived. Their electricity bills upto Rs. 300 will be paid by the government. An amount of Rs. One thousand per family will be contributed by the government in the electricity bills and deposited in the account of those people who are not eligible under the Naya Savera Yojana.

Copies and text Books to be given to children

The Chief Minister further stated that our children have also been affected by the flood, their copies and text books have been destroyed by the rains, new copies and books will be given to such children.

Repair works of roads and bridges etc. to be done on priority

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the roads and bridges have also got affected in this disaster. Directives have been given to all the departments to start repair works immediately. The repair work of roads and bridges has been taken up on priority. Moreover, instructions have been given to make alternative arrangement to resume traffic on such roads on which the traffic has come to halt due to the damaged bridges.

Free ration to be given for next six months

Shri Kamal Nath said that the flood has caused damage to the rations stored in the houses of thousands of families. They are facing a crisis of ration. Instructions have been given to provide 50 k.g. food grains to all the flood affected families. The ration has been sent to the people. For the next six months, food grains will be made available to such families in ratio of 5 k.g. per member.

Assistance upto Rs. One lakh for damaged houses

The Chief Minister said that a financial assistance of upto Rs. one lakh per house will be given for houses damaged by the excessive rains. It also includes compensation for clothes etc. destroyed in the disaster. The government under the Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana, will provide upto Rs. 1.5 lakh for the construction of house to those affected people, whose houses have been completely destroyed.

Financial assistance of Rs. 3 thousand to Rs. 30 thousand on cattle loss, Postmortem not essential

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that there have been large scale deaths of cattle during the floods. The cattle owners will be given relief. In case of loss of cows, buffaloes, camels etc., financial assistance of upto Rs. 30 thousand will be given. Similarly, Rs.3,000 per animal in case of loss of sheep and goats will be given. In addition, assistance will also be given for loss of non-milking cattle and cows, buffaloes. Post mortem is required to be conducted as per rules in case of loss of animals, but cattle of many farmers have washed away in floods, in this case postmortem is not possible practically. Therefore, it has been decided by the Government that the relief amount on loss of cattle will be given only on the basis of Panchnama.

Loan upto Rs. 2 lakh to be waived by October 15, Loan of Rs. 50 thousand waived

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath informed that in Neemuch district, loans of over Rs. 178 crore of 18 thousand 158 farmers have been waived under the Jai Kisan Fasal Wrin Maafi Yojana. The loan waiver limit of Rs. 50 thousand has been increased upto Rs. 2 lakh in the scheme. These loans will be waived by next October 15. He further said that 54 thousand 361 farmers have been insured in Neemuch district. They will be given the claim amount of insurance.

The Chief Minister lauded the work done by the local citizens, voluntary organisations and workers for rendering help and in delivering relief to the flood victims at the time of crisis.

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath was accompanied by the Minister for Water Resources and Minister District in-charge Shri Hukum Singh Karada, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh, MLA Shri Hardeep Singh Dang and former MP Sushri Meenakshi Natarajan.