At 'Kisan Mahapanchayat', Kejriwal announces compensation to farmers who lost crops

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said his government has decided to give compensation to farmers in the national capital who have lost their crops due to hailstorm and unseasonal rain.

Addressing a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' in north-west Delhi's Kanjhawala area, the Delhi Chief Minister said the compensation will be provided later this year after an assessment report is received from the Divisional Commissioner about the loss suffered by the farmers.

Arvind Kejriwal. File photo. AFP

Arvind Kejriwal. File photo. AFP

"We will give compensation to those farmers who have lost their crops due to hailstorm and unseasonal rain earlier this year," he said.

A senior government official said the quantum of compensation would be decided on the basis of the assessment report from the Divisional Commissioner.

Last year, the Kejriwal government had paid Rs 50,000 per hectare/ Rs 20,000 per acre to farmers who suffered losses due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm.

Updated Date: Apr 03, 2016 19:21 PM

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