Bidar: With farmers suffering due to untimely rains losing their hard-earned crops, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai should immediately announce minimum compensation of Rs. 25,000 per acre for the crops. And a minimum of Rs. 50,000 per acre for horticulture crops in order to provide temporary relief, demanded MLA Bandeppa Kashempur.
Speaking to the mediapersons after visiting the fields of farmers at Honnaddi Village in Bidar South Assembly Constituency on Sunday March 19 and inspecting various crops including onion, mango, tomato, jowar, which were damaged due to untimely rains in the presence of officials, he said that the Chief Minister should not wait for the NDRF to give temporary compensation instead should give compensation immediately. He said more compensation should be provided after the report of the survey.
“According to my estimate, 2000 acres of agricultural crop, and one to two thousand acres of horticultural crops have been damaged. The farmers are very worried. Farmers have spent more than Rs. 70,000 per acre to grow onions. The Chief Minister should immediately work directly to provide relief to the farmers,” he said.
He then visited the damaged houses and inspected them and appealed government to provide immediate compensation. Officials of various departments including Agriculture, Horticulture, Revenue Departments, farmers and villagers were present on the occasion.