Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

[t4b-ticker]
Home » Karnataka » CM Bommai Announces Release Of Compensation To Farmers For Crop Damage Due To Rains

Karnataka

CM Bommai Announces Release Of Compensation To Farmers For Crop Damage Due To Rains

The chief minister instructed the Officers of the Agriculture department at all levels to engage themselves in conducting surveys of crop losses. He also instructed to release Rs 79cr towards clearing the compensation due for 79000 farmers that are pending.

File photograph of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. (Source: Facebook)
File photograph of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. (Source: Facebook)

Bengaluru (Karnataka): Following his visit to the rain-affected areas of Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur district on Sunday, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has announced compensation for the farmers and the people who have lost their houses after reviewing the assessment of the damage caused by incessant rains in various parts of the state which claimed the lives of 24 people. The Chief Minister announced some measures to provide immediate relief to the suffering families.

Bommai has ensured the provision of more funds if necessary besides the amount of Rs 689cr that is available with the District Collectors under the NDRF fund, sources said. The chief minister instructed the Officers of the Agriculture department at all levels to engage themselves in conducting surveys of crop losses. He also instructed to release Rs 79cr towards clearing the compensation due for 79000 farmers that are pending.

Notably, the crops in 3.43 lakh hectares were affected due to incessant rains in August and September affecting 1.5 lakh farmers, Rs130cr has been released for them. The officers were also instructed to take action for speedy disbursal of crop loss insurance amounts by the insurance companies. The chief minister also directed for the immediate release of Rs 1 lakh as the first instalment of relief for those who lost their houses.

ALSO READ: Cong Failed To Respond To Plight Of Farmers Of Northern Karnataka: CM Basavaraj Bommai

The release of Rs 25 lakh for each Zone in BBMP limits for pothole filling was also ordered. The chief minister has held a meeting at his home office Krishna to review the damage caused by incessant rains in various parts of the state. The rains have caused extensive damage to Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Tumakuru, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar, Hassan district, according to sources.

The preliminary report on the damages indicated that the incessant rains have damaged 658 houses completely and 8495 houses partially with the death of 191 livestock. In the heavy rains, 5 lakh hectares of agricultural crops were lost besides the loss of 30,114 hectares of Horticulture Crop, said the sources. Nearly 2203 km of roads were damaged that included 165 bridges.

The incessant rains also damaged 1225 schools and 39 Public Health Centres. Furthering the damage to the property, the rain uprooted 1674 electric poles and damaged 278 transformers. The repair works of the damaged roads were also ordered on a war footing in the meeting along with the repair of irrigation tanks.

(With Inputs from ANI)

ALSO READ: Karnataka: Higher Allocation For Sports In Next Budget, CM Bommai

Read Full Article

Spotlight

Covid-19

While health officials of both cities claim that hospitalisations have largely remained low, what’s also important to see is the fall in the number...

Videos

The couple’s friends and family from across the globe will also be a part of the event, and will be able to enter the...

Politics

The Congress in Punjab is yet to decide on who will be its face in the Assembly elections. Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and...

Sports

Lakshya Sen from Almora won against Singaporean world champion Loh Kean Yew in a thrilling final 24-22, 21-17. He became the first Indian to...

India

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the number of visitors to be substantially curtailed this year. We are looking at a range of 5000 to 8000...

You May Also Like

Politics

A Lok Sabha MP since 2014, Mann is a popular face in Punjab and is one of the indisputable comedy kings. Mann has also...

Videos

Dhanush in his shared statement, apart from revealing the shocking news also asked people to respect their decision and give them the needed privacy...

India

Congress has yet now not officially announced the chief ministerial candidate and has maintained that it will contest the polls under a "joint leadership".

India

Bhagwant Mann has stood by the party, despite occasional tussles, which are not uncommon to any political party, through its eventful journey in the...

Advertisement