Chennai, Nov 16 ( BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin has announced that an amount of Rs 300 crores has been allocated for the repair of infrastructure facilities including roads and canals that were damaged during the recent rains.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister also announced an amount of Rs 20,000 per hectare as compensation for the farmers who have lost their Kuruvai crop that was ready for harvest, during the rains.
He also stated that agricultural inputs worth Rs 6038 per hectare would be given to farmers who have lost their standing crops in heavy rains and subsequent inundation of water. The agricultural inputs include 45 kg short-term paddy variety seeds, 60 kg of urea, 25 kg of micronutrients, and 125 kg of DAP fertilizer would be given to farmers. Chief Minister said that these agricultural inputs will help farmers recultivate their crops.
Stalin earlier in the day held a meeting with the six ministers led by I. Periyasamy y who were deputed by him to take an on-the-spot assessment of the ground realities in various areas of the state on the losses inflicted by the recent rains.
The six ministers also met the Chief Minister along with the officials of the concerned departments. Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu also met the Chief Minister to discuss the report presented by the ministers regarding the loss of crops, roads, canals, and other infrastructure facilities.
Senior officials were also present during the discussion the Chief Minister had with the Chief Secretary.