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Govt taking stock of crop damage: Gulab Chand Kataria in House

Zero hour saw debates on shortage of rainfall and electricity in the state, leading to a ruckus by the opposition.

Written by Rajeev Jain | Jaipur |
Updated: September 23, 2015 5:35:33 am

Disaster Relief Minister Gulab Chand Kataria Tuesday said in the Assembly that the government was concerned about the losses incurred by farmers due to deficient rainfall.

The government issued orders on September 16 to assess crop damage and the report will be submitted by October 15, Kataria said. Relief will be provided to farmers accordingly.

Zero hour saw debates on shortage of rainfall and electricity in the state, leading to a ruckus by the opposition.  Kataria said that the state’s major dams and reservoirs were filled up to 82 per cent of capacity. Therefore, problems of water supply should not arise except in a few districts.

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After the discussion on electricity, Energy Minister Pushender Singh said that all villages with population of less than 100 are being provided domestic connections under the Deendayal Upadhyay Jyoti Yojana. He also said that from November 1, farmers will be provided electricity for 6-7 hours every day.

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