Maharashtra govt proclaims Rs 10,000 cr help for rain-affected farmers

The Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday introduced an help of Rs 10,000 crore for farmers whose crops have been broken because of heavy rains within the state.

State Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, who holds cost of the finance division, and PWD Minister Ashok Chavan made the announcement collectively right here in Mumbai.

Agricultural crops on over 55 lakh hectares of land have been broken because of the extraordinarily heavy rainfall between June and October this 12 months. To present some help to farmers, the Maharashtra authorities has determined to offer monetary help of Rs 10,000 crore to the affected farmers, the federal government mentioned in an announcement.

Farmers who’ve misplaced their crops because of extraordinarily heavy rains will get compensated, it mentioned.

Irrespective of their land dimension, farmers will get a compensation for injury of crops on as much as two hectares of land, the assertion mentioned.

The state authorities has determined to not watch for any additional directions with regard to the NDRF (National Disaster Relief Fund) for help disbursement, the assertion mentioned.

For the injury of crops on non-irrigated land, farmers will get Rs 10,000 per hectare, whereas for crop injury on irrigated land, they’ll get Rs 15,000 per hectare.

For multi-year crops, together with these which fall beneath horticulture, the affected farmers will get Rs 25,000 per hectare, mentioned the assertion.