Bhubaneswar:30/11/17: State Government released assistance of ₹364.76 crore to 19 districts for payment to farmers affected by unseasonal cyclonic rain. Details of the assistance:
• Assistance covers 4,07,100.77 hectares in 14,720 villages under 2,460 Gram Panchayats of 133 Blocks and 257 Wards of 38 ULBs in 19 districts
• Farmers with crop damage of 33% or above to get agriculture input subsidy at ₹6,800 per hectare in case of rainfed areas & ₹13,500 per hectare in areas under irrigation
• Assistance for farmers having land holdings of more than 2 hectares will be limited to 2 hectares only
Under directions of State Government, Collectors conducted quick assessment of crop loss through field visit by officials of various departments.