Big relief to farmers: Rs 160 cr released for assistance to nearly 5 lakh flood-affected farmers UP Govt

Lucknow: Committed to providing assistance to all the farmers who were affected by the recent floods and rainfall, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has released an amount of Rs 160 crore to 44 districts of the state benefitting about five lakh farmers. The government has dispensed the relief package after assessing crop losses.

Standing firmly with the farmers suffering from crop loss due to floods, the Chief Minister has also instructed the officials to give appropriate and immediate compensation to the farmers at any cost.

The process of damage assessment has been intensified in the flood-affected districts. As per the the departmental officials, a loss assessment of Rs 180 crore has been done so far. Out of which Rs 160 crore assistance has been released to nearly five lakh farmers through State Disaster Response Fund.

Following reports of crop loss due to floods and heavy showers in some parts of Uttar Pradesh in September and October, the state government had ordered a survey to assess agricultural damage which is still on.

The farmers’ crops here have been badly damaged due to torrential rains and heavy floods in September and early October. The districts of Purvanchal were the most affected by the floods. In view of the problems of the farmers, CM Yogi himself visited the flood affected areas and took stock of the situation. The CM had also instructed ministers and MLAs to visit the flood-affected areas to help the farmers.