Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh to sanction a special package for the farmers in the
state, over and above what the Centre has already promised.
"Additional central assistance should be provided in
view of the large-scale losses caused to the farmers (due to
severe cold conditions)," Chouhan has said in a letter sent
to the Prime Minister yesterday.
"A memorandum seeking an assistance of Rs 2,442 crore has
already been submitted to the centre," it said.
The Centre recently sanctioned Rs 224.60 crore under the
State Disaster Relief Fund for Madhya Pradesh, but Chouhan
says in the letter that a part of this amount was already due
to the state, under regular allocation of funds by the Centre.
"Obviously, the state has not received any additional
financial assistance as such," it goes on to say.
Chouhan had earlier threatened to go on a hunger strike
in New Delhi if enough funds were not released.