Will provide relief to farmers suffering from famine situation: Raman Singh

ANI | Updated: Sep 15, 2017 21:45 IST

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Sept 15 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday said that his government is taking three initiatives to give relief to the farmers of the state who are suffering from the famine situation.

"In the three initiatives, first is that Rs. 300 as bonus will be given to farmers," Singh said.

Earlier, he had assured the farmers that they will get relief and insurance amount in addition to bonus this year as special package for farmers by the government.

"We have told the farmers that they will get relief and insurance amount in addition to bonus this year as special package for farmers by the government," the Chief Minister had said on September 10.

The second initiative he talked about was the benefit of crop insurance that will be given to the farmers and they will also be given compensation.

"What will be the fate of Chhattisgarh in the next five years, how will the change in the lives of the farmers come, by keeping these factors in mind, we are moving ahead and planning for the farmers' development," he said.

On August 31, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister had announced that last year's bonus will be disbursed to farmers prior to Diwali in wake of drought like situation in the state.

He said the decision has been taken on the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Singh said a total amount of Rs. 21,000 crore would be disbursed as bonus to the farmers. ( ANI)

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