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Chouhan visits farmers, promises all help

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh today visited villages in Shivpuri, Tikamgarh and Chhatarpur districts, which have reported loss of crops. He also held discussions with the local people?s representatives about the scale of loss.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2006 13:16 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh today visited villages in Shivpuri, Tikamgarh and Chhatarpur districts, which have reported loss of crops. He also held discussions with the local people’s representatives about the scale of loss.

He said that the disbursement of relief amount to affected farmers at increased rates has begun and assured that there would be no dearth of funds. Assistance from the Central Government has also been sought for helping the affected farmers, he added.

Chouhan, to make an on-the-spot assessment of crop damage, visited villages of Chhatarpur district today. At village Bisawa he visited the agricultural fields and talked to the farmers. He assured them of every possible assistance from the State Government.

The CM directed the Collector that ‘panchnama’ of every field should be prepared and the villagers should be associated with this work. No name should be left out. He warned of strict action on complaints of any discrimination in the assessment and distribution of relief.

Chouhan said relief works were going to be opened on a large scale to provide employment to the needy. He assured the farmers that the relief amount would be distributed soon. He asked the farmers to remove the crops only after assessment of the loss on threshing-floors.

Chouhan met the farmers at village Kudala also. He asked the Collector to hold discussions with nationalised banks and consider as to how relief in loans taken by the farmers could be given.

He directed the officials to ensure adequate power supply to the affected villages. The Chief Minister also visited village Pratappur in Tikamgarh, the home district of the expelled BJP leader Uma Bharti. The Minister for Agriculture Choudhary Chandrabhan Singh and the Minister for Revenue Kamal Patel accompanied the CM.

First Published: Mar 14, 2006 13:16 IST