Instructions for joint survey for relief to farmers and to
Get the special girdawari done soon.
Jaipur, August 31. Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has expressed deep concern over the damage caused to crops due to scanty rains in various districts of the state. He said that in most of the districts of the state, crops have been damaged due to drought due to scanty rains. The state government is serious about this situation. The Chief Minister has given instructions to assess the loss caused to the farmers due to scanty rain through a joint survey team.
Shri Gehlot has directed that the Revenue Department, Agriculture Department and Insurance Company should jointly survey and assess the loss caused to the farmers. Based on this, compensation action should be taken under the crop insurance scheme to provide relief to the affected farmers.
It may be mentioned that till August 31, the state has received 12.30 per cent less rainfall than the normal average. 14 districts of the state – Sirohi, Banswara, Barmer, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Sri Ganganagar, Jalore, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Pali, Rajsamand and Udaipur have received below-average rainfall. Only five districts – Baran, Bundi, Jhalawar, Kota and Sawai Madhopur, have received above-normal rainfall.
The Chief Minister has said that in the past few days, there was heavy rain in Baran, Bundi, Jhalawar, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Dholpur, Karauli, Bharatpur and Tonk districts. Due to this, the state government has given instructions for special girdawari for its assessment. The concerned District Collector should complete this work as soon as possible.
The Chief Minister is concerned about the districts having scanty rainfall. He has been directed to ensure all preparations from now on for drinking water, fodder depots and animal camps.
On the instructions of the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary Shri Niranjan Arya on Tuesday discussed with the District Collectors through video conference and inquired about the situation of crop failure due to lack of rainfall. He said that at the places where there has been damage, the survey and girdawari proceedings should be completed. The reports should be sent at the earliest so that the farmers could be given immediate relief.