Gujarat Government on Wednesday has announced a relief package of Rs. 700-crore to more than 4 lakh farmers. Whose crops have been damaged due to excess rains this year.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said “The cabinet meeting held today decided to declare a relief package for farmers who have faced crop losses due to excess rains in the last week of October and early part of November.”
He further said, Rs. 13,500 per hectare will be given for irrigated crop and Rs. 6,800 for non-irrigated crops where losses are more than 33%. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the procurement of groundnut at support price in the state will start from November 18. Nitin Patel said that this assistance of the state government will be completely different from the amount of crop insurance.
The state disaster management fund will be given, of which 75 percent is central and 25 percent is shared by the state government. He said that due to the good monsoon, cotton was sown in large quantities of peanuts, pulses, sesame etc. in about 87 lakh hectares this time in kharif sowing.