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Compensation for damaged crops raised to Rs 12,000 per acre in Punjab

The enhanced compensation will be big relief for the farmers, he said adding, that the order will come into effect from June 20, 2017.


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Updated: 20-06-2018 19:00 IST
Compensation for damaged crops raised to Rs 12,000 per acre in Punjab

Sarkaria said the state government was fully committed to ensure welfare of farmers and doing everything possible to bail them out from the current agrarian crisis. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Punjab government today raised the compensation for damaged crops due to bad weather from Rs 8,000 to Rs 12,000 per acre.

"The state government has enhanced the compensation from Rs 8,000 to Rs 12,000 per acre for damaged crops from 76 to 100 per cent damaged due to inclement weather," said state revenue minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria in a release.

The enhanced compensation will be big relief for the farmers, he said adding, that the order will come into effect from June 20, 2017.

Meanwhile, Additional Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan said the government was giving Rs 2,000 per acre for a crop that was damaged between 26 and 32 per cent and Rs 5,400 per acre for 33 to 75 per cent damaged crop.

Sarkaria said the state government was fully committed to ensure welfare of farmers and doing everything possible to bail them out from the current agrarian crisis.

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