Odisha CM announces special relief program for farmers affected by cycloneYaas


June 11, 2021 4:06 AM STI

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], June 11 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced a special relief program for farmers in districts of the state affected by Cyclone Yaas, where the cyclone storm destroyed crops in many places, causing extensive damage to livestock, fishing and looms. .
Reviewing the losses suffered by farmers due to Cyclone Yaas, Patnaik said: “An agricultural input subsidy will be provided to small and marginal farmers who have suffered crop losses of 33% and more, or 6,800 rupees per hectare in non-irrigated areas. a land input subsidy of Rs 13,500 will be granted per hectare, and Rs 18,000 per hectare for all types of perennial fruits like mango, cashew, coconut, betel, etc.
According to a statement released by the state government on Thursday, farmers will receive a minimum subsidy of Rs 2000 for all-season crops and a minimum subsidy of Rs 1000 for other crops.
Farmers in affected districts will receive a quintal and a half lakh of high quality certified paddy seed as well as a 25% discount on the current discount for the Kharif 2021 season and the discount will be credited directly to the farmer’s account. through DBT.
A grant of 20 crore rupees will be provided to cyclone-affected districts for the purchase of agricultural technical equipment as well as discounts, the statement said.
An incentive of Rs 15,000 per person will be provided to 125 betel growers via DBT and Rs 40,000 will be provided to 50 mushroom growing units affected by the storm.
Steps will be taken to speed up the preparation of harvest reports for the settlement of claims of affected farmers covered by Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, the state government said, adding that the short-term loans of farmers with 33 percent and more crop damage in affected areas will be converted into medium term loans.
According to the statement, assistance will also be provided for the loss of livestock, Rs 30,000 has been announced for dairy cows and buffaloes while Rs 25,000 (for a maximum of three) will be provided for non-dairy animals. .
Likewise, Rs 16,000 for each will be provided for the loss of calves, Rs 3,000 up to 30 goats / sheep and Rs 50 per chicken, a maximum of Rs 5,000 will be given to affected farmers.
Rs 2,100 will be provided for the reconstruction and renovation of stables damaged by the cyclone, he said.
Fish farmers and fishermen affected by the cyclone will receive Rs 4,100 for repairing partially damaged boats, Rs 2,100 for partially damaged fishing nets, Rs 9,600 for building the boat against a fully damaged boat and Rs 2,600 for a completely damaged fishing net.
An input subsidy of Rs 12,200 per hectare will be provided for the renovation of the fish farm and Rs 8,200 per hectare for the fish farms, the statement said.
“Many artisans and craftspeople were also affected by the cyclone. Therefore, affected artisans will receive Rs 4,100 for their equipment and Rs 4,100 will be paid to each artisan for damaged raw materials and finished products, ”the state government said.
According to the statement, many job opportunities will be created under the MGNREGS program to provide jobs for those affected. It will also focus on the repair and maintenance of village panchayats, playgrounds, canals, mud dams and construction of cow barns. (ANI)

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