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Crop damage compensation to farmers before Mar 31: Rajasthan govt

The Rajasthan government today said that compensation to affected farmers, whose Rabi crops were damaged due to rains, will be announced after an assessment by district collectors before March 31.



Jaipur: The Rajasthan government today said that compensation to affected farmers, whose Rabi crops were damaged due to rains, will be announced after an assessment by district collectors before March 31.

On Opposition demands during Zero Hour, Calamity Management and Relief Minister G C Kataria said the farmers whose crop damaged or perished due to rains or hailstorm from February 28 to March 3 would be given compensation as per the rules of National Calamity Relief and crop insurance procedure.

The crop assessment of damaged crop was underway and it would be completed by the district collectors by March 18 and distribution of compensation would be started from March 20, Kataria said.

In yesterday's rain and storm occurred in Kota, a fresh crop assessment would be done in next fifteen days, he said.

On MLAs demand to reduce the crop damage percentage from 50 per cent to 25 percent, Kataria said till now the compensation was being given on or over the 50 per cent crop damaged and to reduce this level, the state had written to the Central government for revision and amendments in the act.

On a question of BJP member Madan Singh, the Water Resource Minister Rampratap said the water from Kadana dam was going to Gujarat and it was an inter-state water dispute for which the state government would make representation at an up coming meeting of Central Water Resource Minister's meeting in Delhi on March 19/20.

On MLAs demand to open an office of Superintendent Engineer for Jawai Dam covering water supply needs of three districts of Jalore-Sirohi-Pali, the Minister said the proposal was being considered at the government level as a committee was already set up to make use of every drop of water in the state.

From Zee News

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