The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 1
In a major relief to the farmers of the state, Haryana Chief Minister, while keeping his promise today released an amount of Rs.181 crore to the farmers who have suffered rabi crop damage due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms. . Manohar Lal transferred this compensation directly into the accounts of the farmers through E-Katipurti Portal.
“We had conducted a special survey of crop damage, according to which the crop damage was reported in 2.09 lakh acres in 18 districts. Today, an amount of Rs 181 crore is being released as compensation to 67,758 farmers for wheat, mustard and rapeseed crops,” said . Manohar Lal after digitally releasing the compensation amount.
Deputy Chief Minister, . Duyant Chautala, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, . J.P Dalal also remained present on this occasion. The Deputy Commissioners also attended the programme through video conferencing.
The Chief Minister said that officers concerned ould ensure 100 percent registration of farmers on Meri Fasal Mera Byora so that timely compensation can be released to them.
Manohar Lal gone are the days when the farmers used to wait for years to get their compensation. Through e-governance reforms we have ensured that farmers ould get timely compensation, said the Chief Minister.
The E-katipurti portal is a historic step towards ensuring transparency in the system of application, verification and award of compensation at the time of crop loss, said . Manohar Lal.
He asserted that through this portal, the compensation amount is deposited directly into the verified account of the farmer provided on the ‘Meri Fasal – Mera Byora’ portal. For this, there is no need to register anywhere other than on this portal, he added.
The Chief Minister, who recently had conducted a whirlwind tour of the rain hit villages to assess the damage of crops due to rain, had promised the farmers to release the compensation amount within the month of May.
Meanwhile, this is the first time that the farmers have got the compensation directly in their accounts, while earlier the same used to be given through Deputy Commissioners.
Notably, the Manohar Lal led government had time and again taken several steps to safeguard the interests of the farmers from nature’s fury.