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Delhi CM Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 50,000 per hectare to farmers for rain-damaged crops

Heavy rains had lashed the capital on Sunday and Monday. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), this October has been the wettest in Delhi in 65 years.

Delhi CM Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 50,000 per hectare to farmers for rain-damaged crops-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Oct 20, 2021, 2:33 PM IST
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that an order has been issued for giving compensation of Rs 50,000 per hectare to farmers whose crops have been damaged due to untimely rains in the city.

He said that revenue officials are conducting a survey of the damaged crops and it will be completed within two weeks.

"I have issued orders that farmers who have lost their crops will be given compensation of Rs 50,000 per hectare. All SDMs-DMs are conducting surveys, I hope it will be completed within two weeks after which you will get your compensation in bank accounts in 1.5-2 months," Kejriwal said.

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The Chief Minister also added that the Delhi government is committed to helping the farmers and it also paid compensation to them in the past at Rs 50,000 per hectare which is the highest in the country.

“In the last 5-7 years, since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has come to power, whenever such an issue has arisen, the 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 8000, in some other state they give Rs 10,000,” he said.

Heavy rains had lashed the capital on Sunday and Monday. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), this October has been the wettest in Delhi in 65 years.

“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 needn’t worry. I am with you, the government is with you. We are standing with you in every difficulty,” Kejriwal said in a digital press conference Wednesday.

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