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CM visits villages affected by hail

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today visited several hailstorm-affected villages and had talks with farmers today. At village Gawadi in Seoni Malwa tehsil he said relief works would be opened on a large scale for generating employment for the needy.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2006 13:46 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today visited several hailstorm-affected villages and had talks with farmers today. At village Gawadi in Seoni Malwa tehsil he said relief works would be opened on a large scale for generating employment for the needy.

The survey would be conducted on the spot and panchnama of every filed would be made by panchayat and public representatives. The relief amount would be paid through cheque.

He informed that land revenue of farmers has already been waived off. The CM announced to develop village Gawadi as a Gokul Gram. He visited the fields to see the damage to crops. The villagers informed that the hailstorm has caused extensive damage to wheat, tomato, and bumpkin crops.

Member of Parliament Sartaj Singh, MLA Girijashankar Sharma, chairman of the Textbooks Corporation Vijaypal Singh and former MLA Rajendra Singh were also present on the occasion.

The CM also visited village Digwad in Sehore district and saw the damage caused by hailstorm there. The Chief Minister said that the Revenue Book of Circulars had been amended to provide greater relief to the affected farmers and impartial and actual assessment of loss to crops was being ensured to facilitate adequate relief to the farmers.

He made query about the quantity of water available to farmers for irrigation and said that charges for only one round of irrigation would be realised.

He said that a Kanyadan programme would be organised soon at Nasrullahganj for marriages of girls of poor families. Addressing the farmers at village Manjharkuj in Rehti sub-tehsil of Sehore district he said there would be no dearth of funds for relief.

He asked the farmers to immediately inform the competent officers about any negligence or error in survey and assessment of damaged crops.

The Chief Minister directed the concerning officers to be sensitive and responsive to the farmers at this hour of crisis and prepare a liberal compensation package. He directed the patwari and other revenue officials to personally visit the agricultural fields for assessment of loss so that there was no difficulty in providing adequate relief to the farmers.