In view of the heavy rains in some parts of Gujarat this year, the state government today announced assistance to farmers in a cabinet meeting.
A relief package of Rs 546 crore has been announced to help 2.82 lakh farmers in the state. After the cabinet meeting, Minister Jitu Vaghani announced these decisions. He said the government has been feeling the need to help farmers. Therefore, the assistance to farmers for godowns has been increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. After the cabinet meeting, the government minister said a fund of Rs 500 crore would be allocated to farmers for loans.
The limit of Compensation under the State Disaster Relief Fund is decided to be Rs 13,000 per hectare. Since the limit of compensation under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) is ₹ 6,800 per hectare, the difference of ₹ 6,200 per hectare would be paid from the state budget. If the landholding is less than one hectare, the minimum compensation will be Rs 5000, said the release.
Eligible farmers can submit an online application with all required details and scanned documents such as Adhaar Card & Bank account number before October 25 to get the compensation. In case of the land owner’s death, anyone family member mentioned in the land records will be given financial aid subject to certain conditions.
Vaghani also talked about the rapid implementation of vaccination in the country. According to him, 99.40 crore people in the country have been vaccinated so far and India will soon cross the target of one billion vaccinations. Today or tomorrow the target of 100 crore doses will be achieved.
In regard to the damage caused to farmers due to rains, he said that assistance would be provided by surveying 662 villages in 22 talukas of Rajkot, Jamnagar, Porbandar and Junagadh. The survey is currently underway in Ahmedabad, Botad, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar, Chhota Udepur.
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has spoken to the Uttarakhand government and got information about tourists from Gujarat. Regarding Bismar Road in Gujarat, Jitu Vaghan said that all roads will be repaired before Diwali. He also said that the seventh phase of the service bridge is about to begin. Regarding the problems of the industry department, he said that the costing issues of GIDC would be resolved. The department has also been notified for works whose leases have been completed in mines and minerals