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Guj govt announce Rs 700 crore spl assistance package for farmers

Gandhinagar, Nov 13 (UNI) Gujarat government on Thursday announced a special assistance package of Rs 700 crores for around 4 lakh farmers in the state whose crops have been damaged due to excessive rain in the western state this year.

DyCM cum Finance Minister of the state Nitin Patel today informed.

He said that the farmers whose more than 33 pc crops have been damaged would receive a compensation of Rs 13500 crore per hectare of land in irrigated areas while those in non-irrigated areas would get Rs 6800 per hectare.

Patel said that the decision was taken in the cabinet meeting today. He said that it has also been decided to start the purchase of groundnut at MSP from November 18.

Notably, the state has received around 146 pc rain this year which was third highest in any year in the last 3 decades.
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