Shopian, Reasi: Days after the orchardists suffer huge damage due to inclement weather conditions, the government on Tuesday kick-started the process of distribution of compensation to affected farmers in Jammu and Kashmir.
On the directions of Deputy Commissioner (DC), Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Shopian, Mushtaq Ahmed Simnani Tuesday kick-started the distribution of compensation, to the tune of Rs 4.96 crore, for the loss of crops to the farmer’s of Shopian district whose orchards got damaged due to the untimely snowfall on 23rd, 24th October, 2021, here.
It is for the first time in the district when the farmers will get crop damage compensation well on time.
The government has declared the untimely snowfall as the national disaster and after assessing the damages all across the district, a detailed report also depicting a compensation component was submitted for its early release.
Speaking on the occasion, the Additional Deputy Commissioner emphasized upon all the Revenue and other officers to work with dedication and in coordination with the Horticulture Department and enroll the list of left out farmers whose orchards got damaged.
He asked them to speed up their activities so that the process of compensation is geared up on a war-footing basis and the farmers will be able to get the compensation of their damaged crops.
Among others, Tehsildars, Officers from Horticulture, Agriculture and other concerned departments were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Reasi, S. Charandeep Singh, sanctioned an amount of Rs. 4.63,830 Lakh relief under SDRF in favour of 161 farmers whose crop was damaged due to the recent hailstorm, taking the total relief amount paid to the farmers in past one week to Rs. 8.13 lakh.
An amount of Rs. 3.50 Lakh (Three Lakh Fifty Thousand One Hundred Sixty Eight) was sanctioned in favour of 179 beneficiaries on October 28, 2021.
The relief amount is being credited into the respective bank accounts of the eligible beneficiaries through DBT mode.
On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner, an extensive field survey was conducted jointly by the Revenue and Agriculture Department to ascertain the extent of damage to the crops. The joint team conducted the survey in affected villages of the District where the standing crop was damaged due to hailstorm and subsequently the relief cases were prepared and sanctioned.