[Farmer Assistance] Gujarat Announces 3700 Crore Relief Package For Kharif Crop Loss

[Farmer Assistance] Gujarat Announces 3700 Crore Relief Package For Kharif Crop Loss

On the first day of the monsoon session of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced an aid package of Rs 3,700 crore for crop damage caused by heavy rains in the kharif season. This assistance will be given to 37 lakh hectares in 123 talukas of 20 districts of the state. This assistance package will benefit about 27 lakh farmer account holders in the state.

[Farmer Assistance] Gujarat Announces 3700 Crore Relief Package For Kharif Crop Loss

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said that heavy rains in some talukas of the state in August 2020 have resulted in damage to crops due to flooding in the fields. The onset of monsoon in the state this year was good and timely. In the early stages, there was moderate rainfall and very good production conditions in all the districts of the state, but during the month of August, some talukas of the state received heavy rains and due to flooding in the fields, damage was reported to crops, mainly groundnut, cotton, paddy, sesame, Crops like millets, pulses, vegetables etc. have been damaged.

State government has repeatedly announced that the issue of providing assistance to farmers in the state in case of crop loss of 33 per cent and above was under consideration by the state government. Out of the estimated 51 lakh hectares of cultivated area in 123 talukas of 20 districts of the state, an estimated 37 lakh hectares will be eligible for assistance as per the norms of assistance.

Including 33% and above in case of crop loss up to a maximum of Rs. 10 thousand per hectare assistance will be paid. In addition, no matter how little land the farmer has, he should be paid at least Rs. The state government has decided to pay Rs 5,000. This assistance package will benefit an estimated 27 lakh farmer account holders in the state. Not only that, if there is an assessment of crop damage in other talukas of the state, the state government will also consider it.

The cost of online application, which will be opened on October 1 portal for applying online for this assistance will be met by the state government. Farmers will have to apply at the nearest e-gram center. At the end of the approval process as per the application, the amount of assistance will be deposited directly in the farmer's bank account online, the CM said.

123 Talukas Of These 20 Districts Of The State Will Get Assistance
  1. Kutch: Abdasa, Anjar, Bhachau, Bhuj, Gandhidham, Lakhpat, Mandvi, Mundra, Nakhtrana, Rapar
  2. Devbhoomi Dwarka:  Bhanvad,. Dwarka, Kalyanpur, Khambhaliya
  3. Bharuch: Amod, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Hansot, Jambusar, Zagadia, Netrang, Wagra, Walia
  4. Patan: Chanasma, Harij, Radhanpur, Sami, Santalpur, Shankheshwar
  5. Ahmedabad: Bavala, Detroj, Dhandhuka, Dholera, Dholka
  6. Morbi: Halwad Maliya (m.), Morbi, Tankara, Wankaner
  7. Junagadh: Bhensan, Junagadh, Keshod, Malia (yes), Manavadar, Mangrol, Mendarda, Vanthali, Visavadar, Junagadh City
  8. Amreli: Amreli, Babra, Bagasara, Dhari, Jafrabad, Khambha, Lathi, Lilia, Rajula, Savarkundla, Kukavav
  9. Jamnagar: Dhrol, Jamjodhpur, Jamnagar, Jodia 2. Kalawad, Lalpur
  10. Porbandar: Kutiana, Porbandar, Ranavav
  11. Rajkot: Dhoraji, Gondal Jamkandora, Jasdan, Jetpur, Kotdasangani, Lodhika, Paddhari, Rajkot, Upleta, Vichhiya
  12. Gir Somnath: Girgarhda, Kodinar, Sutrapada, Talala, Una, Veraval
  13. Mehsana: Becharaji, Kadi, Mehsana
  14. Botad: Botad Barwala, Gadha, Ranpur
  15. Surendranagar: Chotila, Chuda, Dashada, Dhrangadhra, Lakhtar, Limbdi, Muli, Sayla, Thangarh, Wadhwan
  16. Bhavnagar: Bhavnagar, Umrala, Vallabhipur, Jessore, Mahuva, Shihor
  17. Surat: Bardoli Mahuva Mandvi (Su) Mangrol, Olpad, Umarpada
  18. Navsari: Jalalpore
  19. Narmada: Nandod
  20. Anand: Sojitra, Tarapur

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