Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday introduced a aid package deal of Rs 500 crore for farmers who misplaced their horticulture and summer season crops as a result of cyclone weeds that ravaged the coastal components of the state final week. One of the vital highly effective cyclones hitting the west coast in current instances, Taukta, which made a landfall on the Gujarat coast on Might 17 and triggered sturdy winds and rains, has harvested crops in 2 lakh hectares in 86 talukas unfold over 9 Was destroyed. In keeping with official estimates within the districts of the state.
Cyclone Taukta, which gusted at a pace of 220 kmph, destroyed crops in Amreli, Gir Somnath, Bhavnagar, Junagadh and Botad districts of Saurashtra area. It had additionally affected crops in Navsari, Surat, Valsad and Bharuch districts of South Gujarat, Rupani mentioned after a core committee assembly held to resolve on the aid package deal for the affected farmers. Horticulture and summer season crops have been destroyed on 2 lakh hectares in 86 talukas of those 9 districts. He mentioned that the federal government had began a survey (for injury evaluation) which might be accomplished by Thursday. Underneath the Rs 500 crore package deal, the state authorities has determined to supply monetary help of Rs 1 lakh per hectare (as much as 2 hectares) to these horticultural farmers whose crops have been utterly uprooted. Rupani mentioned that if the loss is greater than 33 p.c, then such farmers shall be given Rs 30,000 per hectare for two hectares. Mango, chiku, lemon, coconut and guava are the primary horticultural crops destroyed on this cyclone.
He mentioned that for summer season crops, farmers dealing with greater than 33 p.c loss could be paid compensation of Rs 20,000 per hectare (as much as 2 hectares). The Chief Minister mentioned that the compensation quantity shall be deposited instantly into the checking account of the beneficiary farmers per week after the completion of the survey by Might 27.