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Crops affected in 7 lakh hectares due to heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh

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31 August 2020, Bhopal: About 7 lakh hectare cropped area in 14 districts of Madhya Pradesh state has been affected due to heavy rains.

Chief Minister, Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that farmers should not be worried due to the damage caused by excess rain and floods. The government is in action and stands with them.

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All efforts will be made to compensate for losses through crop insurance scheme and RBC provisions by making every possible arrangement and ensure rehabilitation. Now the water level is receding in most places and the situation is under control. Arrangements have been made to provide food, drinking water etc. at the relief camps in the flood affected area. The Union Home Minister has been apprised with the state’s condition.

Mr. Chauhan speaking to the farmers said, if you have not yet got your crop insured, you must get it done immediately. The administration will fully support you. Instructions for survey have been issued. Damage will be assessed and full assistance and support will be extended to the farmers.

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On loss of soybean crop, Chief Minister told that soyabean has been adversely affected in some districts firstly due to lack of rain and later due to excess rain. Soybean has dried up in many places due to stem borers. He visited the fields of farmers in Dewas and Indore district to check the condition of crops.

Mr. Chouhan has said that all arrangements will be made so that compensation, relief and crop insurance scheme benefits reach the farmers.

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