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No speech, immediate compensation needed

Dinesh Bhardwaj / Trinew

Chandigarh, 26 September

the highlight

  • Report summoned from all DCs about the damage caused to crops

  • Farmers will be able to upload their loss information on ‘e-crop compensation’ portal

  • Patwari and Kanungo will visit the fields in a week, report

Due to incessant rains in Haryana, standing crops of farmers have suffered a lot. Crops have been completely destroyed due to waterlogging at many places. The government has linked the ‘Meri Fasal-Mera Byora’ portal as well as the ‘e-Fasal Compensation’ portal. Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal has written a letter to the DCs of all the districts on Monday to take the damage report.

He has asked all the DCs to make the farmers aware about the ‘e-Fasal Compensation’ portal, so that they can give information about crop loss on the portal. In order to avoid questions arising on the reports of Patwaris, Kanungo and insurance companies, the government has created this portal, so that farmers themselves can inform about the loss of their crops. However, the government will get the verification of the loss report given by the farmers done at its level. The Chief Secretary bluntly said that by making the farmers aware, it should be ensured to send the information about the damage caused to the crops on the e-crop compensation portal within 72 hours. Login to the ‘e-Fasal Compensation’ portal can be done through the ID of the family identity card. Farmers will have to enter their measles number on the portal, this will be the same number, whose details have been given by the farmers during the registration on the ‘Meri Fasal-Mera Byora’ portal.

With this, it will be able to know how much has been lost and how much is not in the crop shown by the farmers on ‘Meri Fasal-Mera Byora Portal’. DC has also been asked to send a report that how many farmers have taken the cover of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and Chief Minister Horticulture Insurance Scheme. District Deputy Commissioners have been asked to instruct Patwari and Kanungo to check all the applications coming on the portal. To check the percentage of damages caused by unseasonal rains and waterlogging, the Patwari will have to photograph the fields. Patwari and Kanungo will have to complete the verification in a week. This entire action will be taken on the basis of the loss shown by the farmers on the ‘e-Fasal Compensation’ portal.

CM gave orders for drainage

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has directed the Deputy Commissioners of the Districts to drain the water from the waterlogged areas at the earliest. He said that the concerned officers should keep a constant vigil on the water logging. Special arrangements should be made for drainage of water from waterlogged areas. The problem of water logging should be solved immediately. For this, necessary machinery like pumps, motor HDPE pipes should be arranged in the districts.

Deputy CM said – will get special girdawari done

Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala has said that the government will conduct a special girdawari to assess the damage caused by the rains. The Ministry of Revenue and Disaster Management is with Dushyant. He said that if there is any damage to the crops due to rain, then special girdawari will be done to compensate the loss of the farmers. The farmer himself can also report his bad crop on the ‘Meri Fasal-Mera Byora’ portal.

Farmer’s organizations sought compensation

Due to incessant rains in Haryana, the crops are on the verge of complete destruction. Along with the crops of bajra, paddy and cotton, the vegetable crops of the farmers have also been ruined. The fields are full of water. The government should immediately order special girdawari and compensate the loss. The paddy which had reached the mandis, has got spoiled in the rain due to non-procurement. Its compensation should be given to the market board, because two percent market fee is charged by the market board on the grains of the farmers. In such a situation, it is the responsibility of the market board to compensate for this loss.

Gurnam Singh Chadhuni, State President, Bhakiyu (Chaduni)

Standing paddy crops of farmers have been submerged in water. The crops have been laid on the ground due to rain. Now harvesting them is not possible. Fruit and vegetable growing farmers have also suffered due to unseasonal rains. Girdawari should not be left to the officers of the Revenue Department. Patwaris give reports of their own free will without assessing the damage in the village. Due to this, the loss of farmers is not compensated. The government should give compensation to the paddy producing farmers at the rate of fifty thousand rupees per acre. A three-member committee should be formed in every village for Girdawari.

Ratan Singh Mann, State President, Bhakiyu (Mann)

Opposition is demanding special girdawari

The standing crops prepared in lakhs of acres of land of farmers across the state have been ruined. Even in the mandis, they did not buy in time. In such a situation, the farmers who had reached the mandis with their paddy, also got drenched in the rain and got spoiled. The government should immediately get the girdawari done and compensate the farmers for the loss. Crop insurance companies are now ignoring the farmers by making huge profits on the premium of the farmers. The government is urged not to leave the farmers at the mercy of the insurance companies. The farmers’ fields are full of water and there is no arrangement for its drainage. The present coalition government is not serious about drainage. Damage has already been done by water logging in the past. His compensation has not been received till date.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Chief Minister

Due to unseasonal rains in the state, the farmers’ crops of paddy, bajra and vegetables have suffered heavy losses. The standing crops of the farmers have been ruined. The government should give compensation to the farmers within 10 days by getting a special girdawari done in three days. The farmers are already in a dilapidated condition. The rain from above has spoiled their crops. Even in the name of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, the farmers have been cheated. It is the responsibility of the state government to compensate the farmers for the loss.

Randeep Singh Surjewala, National General Secretary of Congress

In Haryana, the rains have completely devastated the farmers. Their standing crops were ruined. The farmers who had harvested the paddy and had reached the mandis with the crop, suffered due to the callousness of the government. Paddy lying in the mandis got wet and spoiled. The BJP-JJP coalition government should immediately get the special Girdawari done and compensate the farmers for the loss. Permanent solution should be found to the problem of water logging.

-Anurag Dhanda, AAP’s National Advisor

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