In a move to assist farmers affected by recent hail storms and substantial damage to Rabi crops, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has taken a sensitive decision by declaring 2588 villages in 15 districts as poverty-stricken. The decision aims to provide agricultural inputs and grants to support the affected farmers during this challenging time. Reports indicate that more than 33 percent spoilage has been observed in various districts, warranting immediate action to address the agricultural crisis. The districts and the number of villages declared as scarcity-hit are as follows:
Chief Minister Gehlot's decision to provide agricultural inputs and grants to the affected farmers aligns with the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) norms. This crucial step aims to alleviate the financial burden on the farmers and help them recover from the losses incurred due to the recent hailstorms. In addition to the aid for Rabi crops, special Girdavari (crop assessment) will be conducted in the affected areas to evaluate the extent of damage and ensure farmers receive appropriate support.
This proactive measure by the government underscores its commitment to the welfare of farmers and agricultural sustainability. With this move, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot seeks to provide relief to the distressed farmers and enable them to restore their livelihoods in the face of adversity.
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