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Sirsa: Electricity bill waived for farmers who lost more than 50% crops

punjab Updated: Apr 03, 2015 20:39 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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In the wake of the damage caused due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm the state government on Friday decided to waive the electricity bills for the past and coming six months for farmers of the district who have lost more than 50% of their crops.

“After observing the economic condition of farmers we have decided to give full concession in the electricity bill of the past and coming six months to those farmers who have lost more than 50% of the crops,” said Nikhil Gajraj, deputy commissioner, Sirsa.

After unseasonal rain and hailstorm lashed the district for the past few days, Gajraj visited affected villages and gave instructions to the revenue officers to submit the survey investigation as soon as possible.

The DC visited Umedpura, Goriwala, Panniwala Morikahn and Moriwala villages and investigated the survey report for the recovery of damages.

Rain and hailstorm leveled the standing crops in Kelnia, Jhoradnali, Jhotar, Sultanpuriya, Dhani Sukhchain, Ahemdpur, Chamal, Khairekan, Shahpur Begu, Nejia, Rangri and Bajekan villages.