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Farmers to get Rs 561.11 crore as compensation of  ‘Special Giridawari Kharif-2021’

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Chandigarh, February 17, 2022: Haryana Government has released an amount of Rs. 561 crore as compensation of  ‘Special Giridawari Kharif-2021’ to 8,95,712  farmers of 866 villages  who have suffered crop damage due to heavy rains, waterlogging and insect attacks, etc. The  transfer of the compensation amount in the accounts of the farmers will  begin today. 

Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal while presiding over a meeting regarding disbursement of relief to the farmers  with the Deputy Commissioners held through Video Conferencing here today directed them to ensure payment transfer into the accounts of the farmers at the earliest. 

Deputy Chief Minister, Dushyant Chautala and Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, J.P. Dalal also remained present on this occasion. 

“This amount should be transferred immediately to the accounts of the farmers through DBT and within 11 days that is till February 28, the  compensation works should be completed,” directed Sh. Manohar Lal. 

The Deputy Commissioner should also speed up work regarding assessing the damage caused to the crops due to heavy rains, waterlogging and insect attacks in the state for  Rabi-2022 so as to ensure that farmers  should also get timely  compensation for the same. 

The Chief Minister said that this is a farmer friendly State Government and no stone is being left unturned to ensure reach of timely compensation to the farmers, besides taking various other farmer-friendly steps. 

“Gone are the days when farmers used to wait for years  to get compensation. Now the entire system has been made digital and farmers have also started expecting that they would get the compensation in a lesser time. Therefore all the Deputy Commissioners should ensure transfer of payments at the earliest,” directed Sh. Manohar Lal. 

He said that in the last 7 years, various welfare schemes are being run in the interest of farmers continuously. Apart from the Fasal Bima Yojana, Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana(BBY), Mukhyamantri Bagwani Bima Yojana (MBBY) has been implemented by the State Government to ensure compensation crop losses due to adverse weather and natural calamities.  

Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, D.S Dhesi,  Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and  Disaster Management and Consolidation Departments, P.K Das, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, V. Umashankar, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Ashima Brar and Deputy Commissioners of Palwal, Hisar, Fatehabad, Bhiwani, Gurugram, Nuh, Sirsa, Sonipat, Karnal, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Charkhi Dadri districts also attended the meeting. 

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