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Kalaburagi: Toor crop damage, farmers to get Rs 10K per hectacre

Kalaburagi: Toor crop damage, farmers to get Rs 10K per hectacre
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Bengaluru: Considering the damage to toor crop in Bidar, Kalaburagi and Yadgir districts as a special case, the State Government has announced a compensation of Rs. 10,000 per hectare but limiting it to the maximum of two hectares as per NDRF/SDRF guidelines.

The total compensation to be distributed to toor farmer will be around Rs. 223 Crore.

This decision was taken in a meeting of senior officials of various departments presided over by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai after his return from the official tour on Tuesday January 24.

Owing to the unprecedented rains followed by dry/moist weather conditions post-November month in Bidar, Kalburagi and Yadgir districts, the toor crop has been attacked by pests causing loss to farmers. According to statistics, the extent of damage is 1.98 lakh hectares in Kalaburagi District, 0.145 lakh hectares in Bidar District and 0.1028 lakh hectares in Yadgir District. All these put together, the total damage of toor crop has been out at 2.2278 lakh hectares.

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