KV Correspondent

CS approves relief for 20,000 affected farmers

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Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday chaired the meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and approved relief in favor of 20,000 affected farmers.

The Committee approved the disbursement of ex gratia as per the SDRF norms in favour of over 20,000 farmers, whose crops were damaged in hailstorm and torrential rains during the years 2015 and 2016, with further directions that the amount be deposited directly into their bank accounts.

The Executive Committee also approved the proposal for community disaster preparedness, stock piling of emergency equipment at the district level and organising various capacity building programmes at the divisional and the district level for an amount of Rs 4.14 Cr.

Pertinently, Principal Secretary, Home and Administrative Secretaries of the Departments of Health & Medical Education, H&UD, PW (R&B), Revenue, Additional DGP, Home Guards, Director Disaster Management and other officers were present in the meeting.

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