Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday directed the officers to complete the work of special girdawari and disbursement of compensation to farmers affected by rain and hailstorm in a time bound and result oriented manner.
Chairing a meeting to review the situation after the rain and hailstorm, the Chief Minister asked the officers to ensure that girdawari is concluded within the stipulated time. He said that loss worth every single penny should be ascertained so that aggrieved parties can be given compensation.
Bhagwant Mann asked the officers to ensure that only the genuine tillers of land get the compensation so that they do not face any crisis. The Chief Minister said before disbursement of the compensation public announcements need to be made to ensure that all the people are made aware of it.
He said that any sort of callousness in this work is unwarranted and undesirable. Bhagwant Mann said that in case the loss is more than 75% then the state government will compensate the farmers with Rs 15,000 per acre.
Likewise, the Chief Minister said that if the loss was between 33% to 75% then the farmers will get a compensation worth Rs 6750 per acre. Similarly, Bhagwant Mann said that the labourers will get 10% as compensation so that they do not face any problem in life.
He also said that Rs 95100 will be paid as compensation to full house damage whereas Rs 5200 will be given for minor damage to houses. The Chief Minister asked the officers to ensure that this work is completed at the earliest to give relief to farmers.
He asked the senior officers to personally monitor the progress of this task and submit report daily to him. Bhagwant Mann reiterated the commitment of state government to ensure the well being of the farmers and farm labourers.