MP hailstorm: Shivraj Chouhan ensures compensation to affected farmers

ANI | Updated: Feb 16, 2018 17:10 IST

Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) [India] February 16 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday met the farmers, who had suffered huge loss after the hailstorm situation and ensured that they will receive compensation.

He further directed the officials to estimate the crop damage in a transparent manner.

"Teams conducting survey of the affected villages should consist of officials of agriculture and panchayat department, revenue department, sarpanchs, panchs and other public representatives, so that farmers do not have any complaints with the crop loss estimation," the Chief Minister said.

According to the reports, 984 villages were affected by the hailstorms.

Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have damaged crops in Madhya Pradesh's Sehore over the last few days.

Chouhan also stated that farmers will be offered Rs 25,000 for their daughters' marriage. Moreover, the state government will look after the education of their children.

"Objections received should be redressed immediately and amendments should be made in the report," the Chief Minister said.

Earlier, he had distributed the certificates of Bhavanter Payment Scheme and transferred Rs. 620 crores online to 3,98,000 farmers.

Chouhan said that the Chief Minister's Farm Productivity Scheme will be implemented to give full value to the farmers for their hard work. (ANI)