CM Bommai announces release of compensation to farmers for crop damage due to rains

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: Following his visit to the rain-affected areas of Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur district on Sunday, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has announced compensation for the farmers and the people who have lost their houses after reviewing the assessment of the damage caused by incessant rains in various parts of the state which claimed the lives of 24 people.The Chief Minister announced some measures to provide immediate relief to the suffering families. Bommai has ensured the provision of more funds if necessary besides the amount of Rs689cr that is available with the District Collectors under the NDRF fund, sources said.The chief minister instructed the Officers of the Agriculture department at all levels to engage themselves in conducting surveys of crop losses.He also instructed to release Rs79cr towards clearing the compensation due for 79000 farmers that are pending. Notably, the crops in 3.43 lakh hectares were…

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