CM Patel reviews primary assessment of crop damage
Rain-hit farmers may have to wait for aid till after Assembly session
Gandhinagar: Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Saturday chaired a meeting of the Agriculture and Revenue department and assessed crop damage caused by the recent heavy rains. The CM had personally visited rain-affected areas and promised that the survey will be completed at the earliest.
However, affected people will probably have to wait a little while longer, since the state is not likely to announce any relief package or compensation before the Assembly session slated to begin on September 27.
Earlier in the day, US Consul General to Mumbai David Ranz and his delegation paid a visit to the Chief Minister. During the brief meeting, the CM expressed his wish for a high level of participation from American firms in the Vibrant Summit and Defence Expo to be held next year.
He pointed out that having US companies in the semiconductor sector set up plants in the state will serve both nations. The state has attracted $11.36 billion in FDI (foreign direct investment) in various sectors from the US already, and hopes to see more investments from US-based firms in the coming years.
CM Patel also congratulated all health and frontline workers for making the mega vaccination campaign a success. He said they had displayed exemplary excellent expertise by administering 23,68,006 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, on Friday.