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Kejriwal announces Rs 50,000 per hectare compensation to farmers for crop loss due to rain 

Kejriwal said the Delhi government does not just make announcements but also makes sure that within three months, the money reaches the accounts of the farmers.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: October 21, 2021 9:53:20 am
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday said that farmers in the capital who suffered crop damage due to the recent unseasonal rains would get compensation at the rate of Rs 50,000 per hectare.

Heavy rains had lashed the national capital on Sunday and Monday.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), this October has been the wettest in Delhi in 65 years.

In a digital press conference on Wednesday, Kejriwal said, “A few days back, some farmers of Delhi came to meet me. They were worried that due to unseasonal rains, their crops were damaged. I want to tell all my farmer brothers that they need not worry. I am with you, the government is with you. We are standing with you in every difficulty.”

“In the last 5-7 years, since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has come to power, whenever such an issue has arisen, the Delhi government has always come forward to help. Every time we gave compensation of Rs 50,000 per hectare. This is the highest in the country. Somewhere they give Rs 8,000, in some other state they give Rs 10,000,” he said.

Kejriwal said that the Delhi government does not just make announcements but also makes sure that within three months, the money reaches the accounts of the farmers.

“This time too, I have issued orders that farmers who have suffered crop damage will get compensation of Rs 50,000 per hectare. All the SDMs and DMs are surveying where all crops have been damaged. The work has begun,” Kejriwal said.

“I am hopeful that we will finish the survey within two weeks and that you will get your compensation in your accounts in the next one month, month and a half….If a farmer does not cultivate his land it bothers him, but when he sows crops, spends money on fertilisers and seeds and the investment goes to waste due to crop damage, that pain is much more. They take loans which they are not able to repay. I want to tell them that we are with you,” he said.

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