Compensation of Rs 68 crore to be disbursed

By Ashutosh Shukla

Lucknow: For providing prompt relief to the farmers, the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to give compensation to about 2 lakh farmers for their crop loss due to rains and floods.

In pursuance of the directives of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the required assessment of the damage caused to crops like paddy and sugarcane due to rain has been completed. About 2 lakh farmers have been identified whose crops have been damaged due to excessive rains and floods in the state. After the survey by the Revenue and Agriculture departments, compensation will be given to the farmers. 

While reviewing the progress of crop compensation assessment, the Chief Minister said, "Any farmer, whose crop is damaged, should be compensated as per rules at the earliest. The Revenue and Agriculture departments should complete this work on a priority in coordination with each other." 

Ensuring that no eligible beneficiary is deprived of the assistance, the Uttar Pradesh Government machinery is taking all the required relief and rehabilitation measures to the rain-affected areas following directions of the CM. An amount of Rs 68 crore will be disbursed among the farmers whose agricultural produce were damaged due to floods.