Maha govt announces Rs 1,000 cr compensation to farmers

Maharashtra government Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 1000 crore to farmers who lost their crops due to untimely rains in the state.

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2010, 13:38 PM IST

Nagpur: Maharashtra government Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 1000 crore to farmers who lost
their crops due to untimely rains in the state.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan also informed the
state Assembly that the government will not cut power
connections of affected defaulter farmers for the next four
months.

The land where over 50 per cent crop was lost due to
untimely rains is 5.44 lakh hectares, Chavan said.

Chavan was replying to a debate in the House on damage
to farmers due to untimely rains, raised by Leader of
Opposition Eknath Khadse and others under Rule 101 of the
House.

Dissatisfied with Chief Minister`s reply, Opposition
staged a walk-out, demanding higher compensation for farmers.

PTI