Action to be initiated immediately to disburse relief money
Directives issued to release Rs 200 crore from the State Contingency Fund
Stay on major recoveries and persecution also stayed
Instructions issued for Rs 05 lakh ex-gratia for family of farmer who died untimely due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh has taken serious note of the damage to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm and has reiterated the commitment of the state government to provide all assistance and help to farmers in the hour of crisis. He also directed the chief secretary to ensure that relief funds be immediately disbursed and the damage to crops be assessed so that financial assistance is distributed.
Providing this information, a state government spokesman said that the chief minister has directed the chief secretary to immediately issue Rs 200 crore from the State Contingency Fund and put a blanket stay on recovery of all major loans and ensure that the farmers were not harassed.
He also ordered that the state government give double the amount from its own resources against what is paid as relief amount against natural calamity given by the union government.
The chief minister also directed the agriculture department to ensure that quality seeds for Zayad crops are supplied to farmers in regions where crops are damaged due to the inclement weather. Besides, Mr Yadav also directed officers to give an ex-gratia amount of Rs 5 lakh each to families of farmers who have died due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm.
Mr Akhilesh Yadav also issued directions that principal secretary level officers be deputed in the 25 districts which have been effected the most. They should be directed to personally visit the affected places and ensure that the financial assistance is distributed before them. Any callousness with regards to this will not be tolerated and errant officers will be acted upon.