CM hailed the decision taken by the Prime Minister to increase by 50 per cent the amount of compensation to be given by the Central Government for damage to the crops due to natural calamity. 8-04-2015
Chandigarh, April 8 –The Haryana Chief Minister has hailed the decision taken by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, to increase by 50 per cent the amount of compensation to be given by the Central Government for damage to the crops due to natural calamity, as unprecedented and historical. Mr Manohar Lal kept his word given to the farmers of Haryana and announced hike in the compensation. Thanking the Prime Minister for the decision taken in the interest of the farmers, the Chief Minister said, “We had promised the farmers of the state that the state government would enhance the compensation amount as and when the Central Government does. This increase would be the highest ever in the country,” he added. The Chief Minister announced that the farmers would now get compensation at the rate of Rs 12,000 per acre, and Rs 10,000 per acre, in case of more than 75 up to 100 per cent damage to wheat and mustard crops, respectively. Similarly, the rate of compensation in case of damage up of more than 50 per cent to 75 per cent to wheat has been increased to Rs 9,500 per acre, and for mustard, Rs 7,000 per acre. In case of damage of more than 25 per cent and up to 50 per cent, the compensation at the rate of Rs 7,000 would be given for wheat, and Rs 5,500 for mustard crop, he added. Crops Percentage of Damage Present Compensation amount per acre (Rs.) New Compensation amount per acre (Rs.) Wheat More than 25 and upto 50 percent 5000 7000 More than 50 and upto 75 percent 7500 9500 More than 75 and upto 100 percent 10,000 12,000 Mustard More than 25 and upto 50 percent 4000 5500 More than 50 and upto 75 percent 5000 7000 More than 75 and upto 100 percent 7500 10,000 The Chief Minister said that girdawari would be completed by April 15 and compensation would be disbursed within a month. In case of multiple partners in land holding, every partner would get compensation of Rs 500 even if the aggregate amount of partners is pegged at less than Rs 500. Under the compensation norms laid down by the Central Government, there are separate provisions for the irrigated area and rain-based area. But, keeping in view the larger interest of the farmers, the state government has decided to give equal compensation to both areas, the Chief Minister added.