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Punjab CM enhances cotton compensation from Rs 13,200 to Rs 18,700/acre

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (UNI) Acceding to the demand of BKU (Ugrahan), Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday announced the enhancement of the amount of compensation from Rs 13,200 to Rs 18,700 per acre including 10 per cent relief to the farm labourers in lieu of the damage caused to the cotton crop due to pink bollworm pest attack.
Notably, the Chief Minister had announced to enhance the existing amount of compensation from Rs 12,000 to Rs 17,000 per acre to the cotton growers in the Malwa belt of Southern Punjab. He also announced 10 per cent relief to the cotton pickers over and above these norms of compensation. Resultantly, the farm labourers/cotton pickers would now also get enhanced compensation of Rs 1,700 per acre from the earlier Rs 1,200 per acre.
Meanwhile, Mr Channi also pointed out that the enhanced amount of Rs 5,000 per acre as relief would be soon paid by the state government to the farmers besides 10 per cent of this amount would be paid to the farm labourers.
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