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GOVT COMMITTED TO PROVIDE PROPER COMPENSATION TO FARMERS: AGRI MIN
Jaipur: Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria on Monday has said that the state government has given instructions for special Girdawari to all the district collectors to assess the damage caused to rabi crops due to hailstorm, frost and cold wave. He said that the state govt is committed to provide proper compensation to farmers.
Kataria was giving a statement on behalf of the government in the Vidhan Sabha on Monday regarding the situation arising out of frost and cold wave. He said that in 2022-23, Rabi crop has been sown in 109.55 lakh hectare area. According to preliminary estimates, out of 29.65 lakh hectare sown area of wheat crop, about 42,000 hectare, out of 4.08 lakh hectare sown area of barley crop, 19,000 hectare, 20.57 lakh hectare of gram crop were sown. Out of the area of 2.25 lakh hectare, 2 to 40% has been damaged.He said that out of the total sown area of 39.36 lakh hectare of Mustard and Taramira, 2 to 65% damage has been done in 9.83 lakh hectare area.