Drought-hit farmers in Jharkhand hope to get compensation from the Centre, says Agriculture Minister | Techi Chicken


Ranchi, Jan 11: Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Badal Patraleh mentioned on Wednesday that the central authorities is predicted to take a optimistic resolution on the report submitted by the central staff and take acceptable steps to enhance the situation of drought-affected farmers.

Throughout a gathering with the central staff that got here to evaluate the drought state of affairs within the state, he mentioned that 226 blocks are underneath drought.

He mentioned that he had finished all of the preparations prematurely and carried out different works apart from seed distribution, however as a consequence of low rainfall within the state, the yield was lowered by about 65 p.c.

“Until August 15, solely 426.3 mm of rain fell as a substitute of 658 mm, on account of which 226 blocks of the state have been affected. The state authorities is working in direction of financial empowerment of 58 lakh farmers of the state,” he mentioned.

Central staff chief and joint secretary S Rukmani took stock of Ranchi’s Changho block and mentioned their staff will go to seven districts to evaluate the drought state of affairs and submit its report back to a sub-committee of the central authorities.

He mentioned that we hope that the Central Committee will make a optimistic resolution primarily based on the proposals despatched by his staff.

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