Chandigarh: Haryana has rolled out a Rs 8.5
crore assistance package for farmers in the flood-affected
areas of the state, officials said here today.
The package included free and subsidised supply of seeds
of different crops and making available additional supplies of
fertilisers to the farmers, a spokesman of the Agriculture
The flood-affected areas include Sirsa, Fatehabad,
Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal and some parts of Karnal
The state government has decided to supply free mini kits
with seeds of alternate crops like toria, hybrid bajra and
jowar in the affected areas.
Farmers will also be given seeds of Basmati varieties at
subsidised rates to enable them to raise fresh nursery, or go
in for direct seeding.
The spokesman said that seeds of hybrid maize and moong
or urad would be supplied at highly subsidised rates.
Allocation of urea fertiliser has also been increased from 8.5
lakh metric tonnes to nine lakh metric tonnes and DAP
fertiliser from 3.2 lakh metric tonnes to 3.6 lakh metric