Chouhan assures relief to hailstorm-hit farmers

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Sagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced relief of Rs 30,000 per hectare and an equal amount under the crop insurance scheme to farmers whose crops were damaged due to hailstorm earlier this week.

The state government will give additional Rs 25,000 for the marriage of farmers’ daughters, Chouhan assured farmers during a survey in Bina development block of Sagar district.

Crops in over 984 villages were ruined by hailstorm earlier this week.

Promising to provide farmers with all possible help, Chouhan said the government has ordered officials to conduct a survey of the loss.

Besides officials of the revenue and agriculture department, the village head will also be a part of the survey so that there is no error in estimating the crop loss, he said.

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“The report of the estimate of loss will be put up on the walls of the Panchayat Bhavan and other government offices and will be available to the public. Any error should be rectified immediately and all the farmers will be compensated,” he said.

–IANS

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