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Channi announces to enhance compensation from Rs 12000 to Rs 17000 per acre to cotton growers affected by pest attack

Chandigarh, Nov 17 (UNI) In a major reprieve to the cotton growers and farm labourers who suffered huge loss due to pink bollworm pest attack on cotton crops, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday announced to enhance the compensation amount from Rs 12,000 to Rs 17,000 per acre besides 10 per cent of the relief to the farm labourers involved in picking of cotton.
Chairing a high level meeting with the representatives of 32 farm unions of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) led by BKU President Balbir Singh Rajewal here, Channi said that the enhanced compensation amount would involve nearly Rs 200 crore in addition to the already approved Rs 416.18 crore on account of compensation at the rate of Rs 12,000 per acre.
Acceding to another major demand of SKM, the Chief Minister also announced to cancel all the FIRs registered by the Punjab Police against the farmers who had been protesting against the three farm laws within the state, after following the prescribed procedure with due diligence.
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