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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Announces Rs 600 Crore Relief To Five Lakh Farmers

Chief Minister hiked help underneath the perennial crops class to Rs 25,000 (File)

Chennai:

Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami on Saturday introduced Rs 600 crore reduction help to about 5 lakh farmers, whose crops on 3.10 lakh plus hectares had been hit because of the latest again to again cyclones in Tamil Nadu.

A norm that permitted reduction solely upto a most of two hectares has been relaxed in view of the losses suffered by ryots and the help shall cowl loss in its entirety with none higher restrict, Mr Palaniswami stated.

The help can be instantly credited to the financial institution accounts of farmers from January 7, he stated in an official launch.

Mr Palaniswami stated agricultural and horticultural crops on 3,10,589.63 hectares had been affected in Tamil Nadu because of the Nivar and Burevi cyclones witnessed throughout November-December final yr. Farmers, who bore large manufacturing price, had been hit badly because of the storms, he added.

The Chief Minister elevated support, coated underneath enter subsidy head, to Rs 20,000 from Rs 13,500 per hectare for rainfed and irrigated paddy and for different crops with irrigation facilities.

For all rainfed crops, barring paddy, the reduction help per hectare is raised to Rs 10,000 from the current Rs 7,410, he introduced.

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Similarly, the Chief Minister hiked help underneath the perennial crops class to Rs 25,000 from the current Rs 18,000 per hectare.

The current slab of help per hectare is predicated on the National Disaster Relief Fund tips and the quantum of hike over and above the NDRF stipulation shall be borne by the state authorities, Mr Palaniswami stated.

Tamil Nadu has sought Rs 3,750.38 crore help for harm as a result of Nivar and Rs 1,514 crore for Burevi from the Central authorities.

“Rs 600 crore assistance will be provided to about five lakh farmers and the benefit shall be directed transferred to their bank accounts from January 7,” he stated.

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