Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh unit of BJP on Wednesday demanded that the state government provide financial assistance of at least Rs 10,000 per hectare to farmers to compensate for the loss to their crops in the wake of unprecedented rain and hailstorm in the past few days.
BJP state president Laxmikant Bajpai said that the crops of farmers have been badly damaged due rain and hailstorm.
He said that the government should assess loss of crop within 24 hours through the district magistrates and pay the farmers at least at the rate of Rs 10,000 per hectare.
He alleged that farmers had committed suicide due to loss of crop.
He said that this would not have happened if immediate relief would have been provided by the Samajwadi Party-led state government.