Bhubaneswar:11/11/19:Odisha Chief minister has announced livelihood support package for CycloneBulbul affected, including input subsidy for crop damages of 33% or more & amounting to ₹6,800/Ha for rain fed & non-irrigated land, ₹13,500/Ha for assured irrigation & ₹18,000/Ha for perennial crop.
Focused on restoring livelihoods of affected farmers, the package includes 50,000 seed & 10,000 vegetable mini kits, 3000 sprayers at 50% subsidy etc. 45,000 acres of demonstration crops will be undertaken & short-term loans advanced in Rabi 2019 season will be converted into medium term.
Assistance also announced for repair and renovation of betel vine units and for repairs of shade net and thatched structure of mushroom units. Assistance will also be provided for loss of milch cow, buffalo, draught animals, goat & sheep and poultry birds.
Bringing relief to those engaged in fish farming & affected in the cyclone, the package will provide assistance for repair of partially & fully damaged boats & nets. It also includes ₹12,200/Ha for de-silting & restoration of fish farms and ₹ 8,200/Ha for damaged fish seed farms