TN to conduct study on farmers’ losses due to heavy rain – Chennai News
In a excessive stage assembly of the ministers and officers at Tamil Nadu secretariat, Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin directed the state agriculture minister and chief secretary to conduct an in depth study on the losses incurred by farmers, together with the poultry and cattle farmers.
The state agriculture minister M.R.Ok. Panneerselvam later throughout a gathering directed the officers to take district sensible information on the crop losses, poultry and cattle deaths.
The cultivation of banana and the sale of banana leaves are the key supply of revenue for farmers of the Tiruchy space and the devastating rainfall prompted a 40 per cent lack of the crop. Banana Leaf Traders Association president, M. Mathialagan whereas talking to IANS mentioned, “Rains have done havoc to the banana farming and the excessive water in the fields have led to the yellowing of the leaves and this has affected our business. The trade is hit more than 40 per cent due to rains.”
In Cuddalore, the farmers complained that round 22,000 acres of farmland had been flooded with water after the Thenpennai River entered farmlands. This has led to the losses of crops like black gram, corn, cotton, greens, and fruits. M.Swaminathan, a black gram farmer at Cuddalore whereas talking to IANS mentioned, “We have already applied for compensation to the district administration and intimation has come that the district administration and agriculture department will conduct a meeting with the farmers’ associations and take a decision on the compensation to be given. We are expecting fair compensation.”
In a gathering between the farmers affiliation and agriculture division officers at Myladuthurai on Saturday, farmers demanded a compensation of Rs 30,000 per acre for fully broken crops and Rs 10,000 per acre to re- transplant crops affected by the rains.
Mukundadas, President of the Paddy farmers affiliation of Myladuthurai whereas talking to IANS mentioned, “Its heartening to note that the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has taken care of agriculturists and directed the agriculture department to immediately conduct a meeting with the farmers and representatives to provide compensation for crop losses. We welcome the decision and expect the agriculture department to provide fair compensation to us.”
Poultry farmers have additionally misplaced closely throughout the rains and in lots of components of Coimbatore, Namakkal, Pollachi areas every farmer has complained of the losses of greater than 3,000 chickens within the flooding.
Tamil Nadu Agriculture minister M.R.Ok. Panneerselvam whereas talking to IANS mentioned, “We are into a detailed study on the agriculture losses incurred by the farmers during the rains and will provide a proper compensation after meeting with the association leaders and the officials. I will be holding meetings with the officials and farmers. The Chief Minister has specifically instructed all of us to provide the compensation as early as possible.”