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Haryana Clears ₹561.11 Cr For Farmers’ Crop Damage

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said many schemes are being implemented in the state to make farmers financially strong.
February 7, 2022
Aid to Farmers for Crop Damage
Farmers in a cotton field in Haryana. Photo Credit- Wikimedia Commons

During the Kharif season, farmers in different states had suffered a lot of damage to crops due to heavy rains, waterlogging and insect diseases. To compensate for this loss to the farmers, orders were given by the state governments to compensate the crop loss by Giridawari (a crop harvest inspection). In this sequence, in keeping with its commitment to making the farmers of Haryana risk-free in every way and ensuring their welfare, the state government has given nod to a ₹561 crore relief package. This amount is being distributed to the farmers sequentially.

Giving details on the compensation, the spokesperson said, “Orders were given to all the divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners to assess the damage caused to cotton, moong, paddy, bajra and sugarcane crops due to heavy rains, waterlogging and insect attacks in the state for Special Giridawari Kharif-2021. In this regard, the deputy commissioners have sent the crop damage assessment report to the government through the concerned divisional commissioner and after analysing the same, the government has approved ₹561.11 crore as compensation.”

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that being the son of a farmer, he understands the plight of farmers. Many schemes are being implemented to make the farmers financially strong, he said. Haryana is the only state to procure 14 crops at MSP. Many times the farmers have to suffer due to crop failure due to unseasonal rains and other reasons, he added.

From the approved ₹561.11 crore, ₹172.32 crore has been approved for Hisar, ₹127.02 crore for Bhiwani, ₹95.29 crore for Fatehabad, ₹72.86 crore for Sirsa, ₹45.24 crore for Charkhi Dadri, ₹24.51 crore for Jhajjar, ₹12.26 crore for Sonipat, ₹10.45 crore for Rohtak, ₹58.28 lakh for Palwal, ₹52.05 lakh for Nuh, ₹3.78 lakh for Karnal and ₹10,000 for Gurgaon.