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India - Rs 90 lakh disbursed to ryots for crop losses due to heavy rain

Following the episode wherein agricultural fields in the state were inundated by heavy rains in 2019, the agriculture department has disbursed crop-loss compensation of Rs 90 lakh from its own budgetary allocation.

Farmers were also compensated under the chief minister’s relief fund, with an amount of Rs 70.6 lakh.

This was revealed in the ongoing LAQS at the assembly.

The data also revealed crop loss incurred by farmers owing to the prolonged rains last year, estimated at Rs 5.5 crore.

Assessment reports of bunds have been submitted by a special team that visited various fields across the state. The rains damaged 23 bunds all over Goa.

The funds required to rectify the damages are estimated to be Rs 212 lakh.

The report further reveals that the estimate has been drawn out for the bunds and the tender will be floated soon.

In one case, tenders have been invited to repair the weak bund. The department has called for the closure of breaches in the bund, Cava Khazan, at Chorao.

Two agencies – DK Bhomkar, Ponda and Ummukulu MA, Margao have been awarded the tender. The amount put to tender for DK Bhomkar is Rs 4.3 lakh and they have been given a time frame of 60 days to complete the work.

Ummukulu has been tendered an amount of Rs 4.6 lakh and the time frame given to them to complete the work is 30 days.

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