Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said the government would give compensation after assessing the damage caused by floods to crops and properties.
While talking to the media while visiting flood-hit villages in Raisen district, Chouhan said, “Each and every affected farm, house will be surveyed. Then the assessed value of the damaged crops and properties will be reimbursed to the affected farmers and residents.”
“Betwa’s water level has destroyed crops. A survey will be conducted and relief amount will be given to affected farmers under crop insurance scheme,” he added.
The Chief Minister also held a brief discussion with flood-affected villagers in the district. He also assured them of their rehabilitation.
The normal life has been disrupted following the heavy downpour that resulted in a flood-like situation in Madhya Pradesh.
Chouhan said that even though he has to take loan but he will compensate loss of the farmers with the amount of relief and crop insurance. Chief Minister was addressing farmers after taking stock of the affected crops in Ghairatganj on Friday.
Chouhan told the farmers that it seems that God has made him the Chief Minister again to combat corona and to remove the sufferings and pains of the farmers. He told the farmers that do not bring tears in eyes; I will help in overcoming this crisis by extreme hard work.
Chouhan visited the fields and inspected the damage caused to soybean and urad crops due to yellow-mosaic disease in Ghairatganj. He instructed the district administration that survey work should be done at the earliest and to pay special attention that there is no haste in it. He further mentioned that no affected farmers should be deprived of relief and insurance amount after survey of crops. Also, include 5 panchayat members in the survey work, so that there are no irregularities. He assured the farmers of Begumganj and Silwani that irregularities done in the past will be investigated and this time the survey will be done in a transparent manner. Chouhan said that his government is vigilant and is playing an active role in helping flood victims besides poor farmers. Lives of 13 thousand people, stranded in the flood have been saved last week by working day and night.