Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state has never
experienced such severity of frost that played havoc on major
damage to crops this season.
Addressing a relief distribution programme at
Sunwanikalan village in Panna district yesterday, the Chief
Minister told farmers to maintain calm and said the state
government was committed to stand firmly behind them at the
time of this agri-crisis.
Chouhan said the state government has allocated a sum of
Rs 600 crore to mitigate the problems of farmers and added
that if needed, funds would be increased for cash relief.
He said there is 100 per cent damage to `Arhar` crop,
besides, crops of wheat, gram, potatoes, chilli and brinjal,
which have also been wrecked by frost.
"For this, Rs 43 crore has been allocated for the relief
of farmers," the Chief Minister said adding the farmers whose
crops have been severely affected by the frost will be covered
under the relief.