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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Flood-affected farmers to get free seeds


Flood-affected farmers to get free seeds

Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, November 1

In a good news for flood-hit farmers of district, the Sangrur Agriculture Department authorities have started the process to provide free wheat seeds to farmers, who have suffered 76 to 100 per cent losses in district. The official figures show that 76-100 per cent crops were damaged by floods in 5,422 acrespercent in district.

However, farmers have requested the authorities to consider the cases of all farmers, whose losses were above 50 per cent.

As per official data accessed by The Tribune, Bushehra residents have suffered losses due to floods in 318 acres, Hamirgarh 123 acres, Bhundar Bhaini 277, Surjan Bhaini 514 , Makraud Sahib 534, Kadail 46, Salemgarh 447 , Moonak A 399, Moonak B 1,272, Phulad 454, Nawagaon 460, Hotipur 234 , Banga 540, Andana 11, Banarasi 32, Shahpurtheri 14, Chandu 32, Mandvi A 89, and Mandavi B 186.

“There are allegations of unfair assessment of losses caused by floods in our area. There are many farmers, whose losses have not been evaluated properly. The government must provide wheat seeds to all farmers, who have suffered 50 per cent crop loss or above,” said Balwinder Singh, a farmer from Makraud Sahib village.

When contacted, Chief Agriculture Officer, Sangrur, Jaswinderpal Singh Grewal said farmers, who had suffered losses above 75 per cent would get free seeds.

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