Delay In Providing Compensation To Farmers For Damaged Crops, Yogi Seeks Explanation From 17 ADMs
Lucknow, January 31 (TNA) Expressing displeasure over negligence in giving compensation for damaged crops, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought an explanation from ADMs of 17 districts. In the recent review meeting regarding compensation and other relief for the crops damaged by the disaster, the Chief Minister has given clear instructions to the officials to provide compensation amounts to the farmers by doing immediate verification in such cases.
It is known that after verifying the damage to crops, the state government provides compensation amount and other relief to the farmers, but in some cases, due to technical shortcomings, verification of some crops could not be completed. They were not even verified again.
Additional Chief Secretary Revenue said that on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, ADM FR of 17 districts have been summoned to answer on negligence. These include ADMs of Aligarh, Hathras, Barabanki, Mau, Bareilly, Badanyu, Ambedkarnagar, Shahjahanpur, Mahoba, Deoria, Kushinagar, Maharajganj, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Ghaziabad, Bijnor and Kaushambi. All ADMs have been instructed to provide their reply to the government within a week.
Relief Commissioner GS Naveen said that compensation is given to the farmers affected with more than 33 per cent damaged crops due to floods, hailstorms and unseasonal rain. The compensation amount to the farmers is being sent to their accounts through DBT within 24 hours of the survey.
He said that in the current financial year till January, assistance amounting to more than Rs 80,88,68,299 has been distributed to more than 1,87,845 farmers. Thousands of farmers affected by crops damaged by the disaster in the financial year 2021-22 and 2022-23 did not receive compensation payment due to Aadhaar, account number and duplication during data feeding, while the Chief Minister made the officials re-verify and get the compensation. Instructions were given to assist the deprived farmers.
After the displeasure of CM Yogi, the officials took action and demanded a budget from the government by conducting a second survey of the farmers deprived of compensation in their respective districts. Additional Chief Secretary Revenue Sudhir Garg said that funds are being made available as per demand to provide immediate compensation to the deprived farmers affected by damaged crops from various districts of the state.
So far an amount of more than Rs 35 crore has been paid. Also, the District Magistrates of various districts have been instructed to verify the farmers left out of compensation and demand the money as soon as possible.