Directions issued to consider the general girdawari as special girdawari: CM 11-03-2015
Chandigarh, March 11- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today said that due to unseasonal heavy rain and hailstorm from March 1 to 3 and on March 7 and 8 in the state Rabi crops have suffered heavy loss. In order to assess the damage occurred to crops; he immediately wrote a semi-official letter to the Union Agriculture Minister, Prof. Radha Mohan and urged him to depute a team of officers or scientists to assess the loss. He also requested the Central Government to immediately provide help to ensure speedy disbursal of relief to the affected farmers. The Chief Minister was replying to Calling Attention Notice on the third day of the ongoing Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha about compensation to farmers for the loss of damaged crops due to heavy rain and hail storm in the state. He also informed the House that when he was on his way back from Faridabad to Chandigarh on March 3, 2015, he witnessed the heavy damage of crops and on the same day directed to conduct special girdawari. He said that special girdawari takes time till then the state witnessed another heavy spell of rain on March 7 and 8. Mr Manohar Lal today announced in the House that said that the minimum compensation cheque would be Rs 500 instead of earlier Rs 250. He said that in a special girdawari time is set whereas in general girdawari no time is set therefore directions have been issued to conduct even the general girdawari as special girdawari so that this task is completed soon. In the House, the Chief Minister also gave this information that the Central Government gives compensation at the rate of Rs 3,400 per acre whereas the State Government gives compensation at the rate of Rs 10,000 per acre.