Unseasonal rains in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal orders crop damage assessment

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday ordered Divisional Commissioner A Anbarasu to assess the damage to crops due to unseasonal hailstorm and rains in the national capital.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016, 17:51 PM IST
Unseasonal rains in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal orders crop damage assessment

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday ordered Divisional Commissioner A Anbarasu to assess the damage to crops due to unseasonal hailstorm and rains in the national capital.

"Have asked Div Commissioner to assess damage to crops of farmers in Delhi due to unseasonal rains (sic)," Kejriwal tweeted.

Last year, AAP government had announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 per acre to farmers who faced losses due to crop damage. It had then claimed it was the highest compensation announced by any government in the country so far.

Yesterday, Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay had written to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung asking him to appoint a nodal officer to assess the crop loss due to untimely rains in the last few days.

Delhi BJP has demanded a compensation of Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000 per acre for farmers and said the relief should be given before Holi.