Nagpur: Maharashtra Relief and Rehabilitation Minister, Vijay Wadettiwar, Gived a statement on Saturday that in this year, about 17 lakh hectares of agricultural land has been severely affected due to excessive floods and rains
Which has been around for the past. There can be a record of 50 years and the state government is taking all necessary steps. So that all the affected can get relief and help them.
Speaking to Reporters in Nagpur
While talking to reporters of Nagpur city, he has told that about 17 lakh hectares affected are spread over several districts of North Maharashtra, Marathwada, Konkan and a some districts of Vidarbha.
He also said that all this loss due to flood, rain and cloudburst is a record of the last 50 years and this is only a preliminary information and has also said that I have asked all the collectors of the concerned district to conduct panchnama (assessment). instructions have also been given.
Vijay Wadettiwar has said that compensation of about Rs 4 lakh has also been given to the next of kin of each of those who died and relief has also been provided to all the houses of the damaged and all the farmers under (State Disaster Response Fund) SDRF.
The work of providing compensation as per norms is still going on for crop damage.
Vijay Wadettiwar has also said that as per SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) norms, the compensation criterion is the same for the last nearly six years and that is only Rs.6,800 per hectare for the last six years and we have asked the central government to implement all these norms. It has also been requested to change and increase the compensation to give maximum relief to all the farmers.
So that the farmers will get more help and the farmer will get relief if government increases the compensation.