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Govt to compensate Dharwad farmers facing crop loss due to heavy rain

Govt to compensate Dharwad farmers facing crop loss due to heavy rain

Farmers in Dharwad are facing crop loss and house damage as a result of unseasonal unrelenting rains in the region. Karnataka Minister and district-in-charge Shankar Patil Munenakoppa went to visit them and promised that compensation amounting from ₹ 50,000 to ₹ 5 lakh will be paid to them by November 30 under various government schemes.

‘Farmers in Dharwad are facing numerous challenges as their entire harvest has been destroyed by the incessant rains. They will be compensated in the range of ₹ 50 thousand to ₹ 5 lakhs under various government schemes. By November 30, money will be deposited in farmers’ accounts’ Munenakoppa stated on Monday

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‘Crops such as chilli, cotton, and chana are completely destroyed here because they were ready to harvest. According to the preliminary reports I have received, approximately 1 lakh hectares of harvest have been destroyed’ He continued adding.

One of the farmers, told, ‘All corp. washed away after five days of nonstop rain. Green gram has been completely washed away. A ready-to-harvest chilli crop has been soaked in water. I own three acres of land in Yarinarayanpur village, Kundgol taluk. My loss is valued at ₹ 50,000.’

Previously, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai directed that the compensation amount for crop damage caused by nonstop rains be transferred to impacted farmers’ accounts instantly after obtaining the details uploaded to the Relief App based on the GPS survey.

On Monday, during a visit to rain-stricken areas of Kolar district, the chief minister told the media, ‘Constant rains have resulted in massive crop losses in the state. A GPS-based survey of the devastation is underway, and the results are being uploaded to the Relief App. Officials had been directed to transfer the compensation amount to the affected farmers’ accounts as soon as they had access to the information.’

The rains have wreaked havoc on Bengaluru, Bengaluru Rural, Tumakuru, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar, and Hassan districts. In the month of November, Karnataka and its neighboring states have been inundated with rain.

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted widespread light to moderate rainfall in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry over the next five days on Sunday.