THE STATE Cabinet on Tuesday increased the financial assistance given to the people affected by natural calamities. The Cabinet approved the proposal to amend the Revenue Book of Circulars (RBC) to the effect.
The sub-divisional officer can now sanction a grant up to Rs 20,000 instead of Rs 10,000 while the ceiling for a tehsildar in such cases has been increased from Rs 5000 to Rs 10,000.
The divisional Commissioners and collector would be able to sanction an amount above Rs 1 lakh instead of the earlier Rs 50,000.
The Cabinet decided to give relief amount of Rs 2000 to the farmers having two hectare of land, whose rain-based crops are damaged by 25 to 50 per cent.
In case of irrigated crops, the amount would be Rs 3500. Rs 5000 would be given for crops having less than six months’ cycle while Rs 7500 would be given for crops having more than six months’ cycle.
Similarly, different rates have been fixed for crops for varied degree of damage and the area of the land. For the field covered with sand and stones because of flood, the financial assistance from a minimum Rs 5000 to a maximum Rs 10,000 would be increased from Rs 7,500 to Rs 15,000.
The financial assistance provided on death of cattle has also been increased from Rs 4125 to Rs 6000. The assistance would vary as per the category of the animals.
A sum of Rs 25,000 would be given to completely damaged pucca houses. Earlier, the limit was Rs 18,000 while Rs 20,000 were given landless persons.
For completely damaged kutcha houses Rs 20,000 would be given to the affected persons instead of the earlier Rs 18,000. For the landless the amount was Rs 20,000.
Similarly, different amounts would be given to the affected persons for varying degrees of damages.