GOVT CITES DATA, OPPN STAGES WALKOUT
Jaipur: BJP MLAs created uproar in the house over the issue of damage to crops due to rainfall and hailstorms and staged a walk out.
Cornering the State Government over the issue, Deputy Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore said claims have not been released to the farmers till date.
He expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s reply following which the Opposition staged a walkout.
In his reply, Disaster Management and Relief Minister Govind Ram Meghwal informed the house that girdawari is being conducted to assess losses to crops due to the rainfall and the farmers will be provided relief under SDRF norms.
He said that the issue will be taken up with the Chief Minister for a special package to farmers.
Meghwal said that directions have been issued for the payment of agricultural input subsidy to eligible farmers affected by damage due to frost, cold waves and hailstorms in the month of December-January. Assistance will be provided to the farmers affected by crop failure in the months of January to March as per the SDRF norms.