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On the first day of the monsoon session of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced a Rs 3,700 crore aid package for crop damage caused by heavy rains in the kharif season. This assistance will be given to 37 lakh hectares in 123 talukas of 20 districts of the state. This assistance package will benefit about 27 lakh farmer account holders in the state.
Damage to crops including groundnut, cotton, paddy
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said that heavy rains in some talukas of the state in August 2020 have resulted in flooding of farms causing damage to crops. The onset of monsoon in the state this year was good and timely. In the early stages, there was moderate rainfall and very good production conditions in all the districts of the state, but during the month of August, there was heavy rainfall in some talukas of the state and hence damage to crops was reported due to flooding in the fields. Crops like millets, pulses, vegetables etc. have been damaged.
An area of 37 lakh hectares will be eligible for assistance
The state government has repeatedly announced that the state government was considering providing assistance to farmers in the state in case of crop loss of 33 per cent and above. Out of the estimated 51 lakh hectares of planted area in 123 talukas of 20 districts of the state, an estimated 37 lakh hectares will be eligible for assistance as per the aid norms.
For 2 hectares Rs. 10 thousand per hectare assistance
In case of crop loss of 33% and above, a maximum of Rs. 10 thousand per hectare assistance will be paid. In addition, no matter how little land the farmer has, he should be paid at least Rs. The state government has decided to pay Rs 5,000. This assistance package will benefit an estimated 27 lakh farmer account holders in the state. Not only that, if there is an assessment of crop damage in other talukas of the state, the state government will also consider it.
The portal will be open from October 1
The portal for online application for this assistance will be open from October 1, with the cost of applying online being borne by the state government. Farmers will have to apply at the nearest e-gram center. At the end of the approval process as per the application, the assistance will be deposited directly online in the farmer’s bank account, the CM said.
123 talukas of these 20 districts of the state will get assistance
Talukas receiving district assistance
Kutch Abdasa, Anjar, Bhachau, Bhuj, Gandhidham, Lakhpat, Mandvi, Mundra, Nakhtrana, Rapar
Devbhoomi Dwarka Bhanvad,. Dwarka, Kalyanpur, Khambhaliya
Bharuch Amod, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Hansot, Jambusar, Zagadia, Netrang, Wagra, Walia
Patan Chanasma, Harij, Radhanpur, Sami, Santalpur, Shankheshwar
Ahmedabad Bavala, Detroj, Dhandhuka, Dholera, Dholka
Morbi Halwad Maliya (m.), Morbi, Tankara, Wankaner
Junagadh Bhensan, Junagadh, Keshod, Malia (yes), Manavadar, Mangrol, Mendarda, Vanthali, Visavadar, Junagadh City
Amreli Amreli, Babra, Bagasara, Dhari, Jafrabad, Khambha, Lathi, Lilia, Rajula, Savarkundla, Kukavav
Jamnagar Dhrol, Jamjodhpur, Jamnagar, Jodia 2. Kalawad, Lalpur
Porbandar Kutiana, Porbandar, Ranavav
Rajkot Dhoraji, Gondal Jamkandora, Jasdan, Jetpur, Kotdasangani, Lodhika, Paddhari, Rajkot, Upleta, Vichhiya
Gir Somnath Girgarhda, Kodinar, Sutrapada, Talala, Una, Veraval
Mehsana Becharaji, Kadi, Mehsana
Botad Botad Barwala, Gadha, Ranpur
Surendranagar Chotila, Chuda, Dashada, Dhrangadhra, Lakhtar, Limbdi, Muli, Sayla, Thangarh, Wadhwan
Bhavnagar Bhavnagar, Umrala, Vallabhipur, Jessore, Mahuva, Shihor
Surat Bardoli Mahuva Mandvi (Su) Mangrol, Olpad, Umarpada
Anand Sojitra, Tarapur