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TNI Bureau: CM Naveen Patnaik acted in a hurry to announce a mega drought package for the farmers who suffered huge losses in recent months. Farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33 percent and above, will get agricultural subsidy at Rs 6,800 per hectare of land in rainfed/non-irrigated areas and Rs 13,500 per hectare […]

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TNI Bureau: CM Naveen Patnaik acted in a hurry to announce a mega drought package for the farmers who suffered huge losses in recent months.

Farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33 percent and above, will get agricultural subsidy at Rs 6,800 per hectare of land in rainfed/non-irrigated areas and Rs 13,500 per hectare of land in areas under assured irrigation.

While Rs.1,000 crore will be spent to mitigate the drought situation in the state, farmers affected by drought in the Kharif season will be provided fresh financial assistance for Rabi cultivation during the current Rabi season.

Short term Kharif loans will be converted to medium term loans in drought affected areas in cases of 50 percent and above crop damage. Tuition and exam fees in govt and aided schools and colleges in drought affected areas will be waived.

In addition, 40,000 pump sets will be provided through Odisha Agro-Industries Corporation with 50% subsidy limited to Rs 15,000 to the farmers.

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Drought-hit areas in Odisha to be declared by Oct 30 https://enewsinsight.com/drought-hit-areas-in-odisha-to-be-declared-by-oct-30/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:28:51 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=22525

Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupad Sethi has confirmed that Govt is examining Collectors’ reports and all drought-hit areas to be declared by October 30. Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty added that 3.15 lakh hectares land in 70 blocks of 15 districts are drought affected and reports to be submitted to CM during Oct 27 meeting.

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Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupad Sethi has confirmed that Govt is examining Collectors’ reports and all drought-hit areas to be declared by October 30.

Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty added that 3.15 lakh hectares land in 70 blocks of 15 districts are drought affected and reports to be submitted to CM during Oct 27 meeting.

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Centre approves assistance to drought-hit states https://enewsinsight.com/centre-approves-assistance-to-drought-hit-states/ Thu, 07 Jan 2016 05:49:13 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=20499 The central government on Wednesday approved financial assistance for drought affected states from the National Disaster Relief Fund, officials said. Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level committee meeting here to discuss the situation in drought-affected states like Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana. The committee granted monetary assistance to all states except Telangana […]

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The central government on Wednesday approved financial assistance for drought affected states from the National Disaster Relief Fund, officials said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level committee meeting here to discuss the situation in drought-affected states like Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.

The committee granted monetary assistance to all states except Telangana as it deferred its decision about the state till next week.

Andhra Pradesh was allocated Rs.433.77 crore, Odisha got Rs.815 crore while Uttar Pradesh got Rs.1,304.52 crore to deal with the situation.

The committee examined proposals based on reports of the central team which visited the affected states.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, NITI Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya, union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior government officials attended the meeting.

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Minister Rajnath Singh chairs high level meeting on Natural Disasters https://enewsinsight.com/minister-rajnath-singh-chairs-high-level-meeting-on-natural-disasters/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:55:43 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=20140 The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here on  Monday for Central Assistance to States affected by drought, landslides and flood. The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley, Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog Shri Arvind Panagariya, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, […]

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The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here on  Monday for Central Assistance to States affected by drought, landslides and flood.

The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley, Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog Shri Arvind Panagariya, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, Agriculture Secretary Shri Siraj Hussain and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.

The Committee examined the proposals based on the report of the Central Team which visited the affected states by severe Natural Disasters. The HLC approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) in respect of Chhattisgarh to the tune of Rs 925 crore, Rs.1104 crore for West Bengal and Rs.34 crore for Manipur. The committee also reviewed the decision in the case of Odisha and approved an assistance of Rs.380 crore.

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