Punjab Cabinet okays increase in crop damage relief from Rs 12,000 per acre to Rs 15,000 per acre
Chandigarh, March 31: In a major respite to farmers, the Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, on Friday gave nod to hike compensation for crops damaged in nature’s fury by 25 per cent per acre.
The Punjab Cabinet has decided to enhance the relief amount from Rs 12,000 per acre to Rs 15,000 per acre for 76-100 per cent for loss of crops. The decision was taken by the Council of Ministers at its meeting held at Punjab Civil Secretariat- I under the chairmanship of Bhagwant Mann on Friday.
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A spokesperson for the Chief Minister’s Office said keeping in view the loss incurred by the farmers due to heavy rains, hailstorms, and strong winds recently, the Cabinet had decided to enhance the relief amount from Rs 12,000 per acre to Rs 15,000 per acre for 76-100 per cent for loss of crops. These relief rates would be applicable from March 1, 2023.
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