Hisar admn to disburse Rs 60 cr relief arrears among farmers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Hisar
  • Updated: Jun 08, 2015 23:23 IST

The district administration would disburse `60 crore as pending crop compensation among farmers by June 30.

This was stated by deputy commisioner Chander Shekhar Khare during a meeting with representatives of the All India Kisan Mahasabha (AIKM).

The AIKM has called off its protest following the DC's assurance. The AIKM members have been protesting outside Hisar's mini-secretariat, housing the DC office, to press their demand for immediate release of the compensation.

"The DC said that the administration has received a cheque for `51 crore today to be disbursed as compensation for crop loss due to hailstorm in 2014, besides `9 crore to be given as relief for the loss of cotton crop due to a disease in 2013," AIKM secretary Pradeep Singh said.

He said the DC had assured them that the money would be distributed among farmers by June 30.

Regarding the remaining amount of `16 crore sanctioned for compensation to farmers, Singh said the DC informed them that he had taken up issue with finance commissioner (revenue) who assured him that the amount would be released soon.

"We met state agricultural minister at Chandigarh in March after lodging our protest outside the assembly, where he assured us the money would be released soon. However, farmers are yet to receive anything," Singh said.

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