Hooda demands compensation for Hailstorm

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Many crops including mustard and cotton have been ruined by this hail and many farmers have also lost the livestock. Not only this, but farmers have also not received any compensation for the loss suffered due to the unseasonal rains and hailstorms in the last several crop seasons. The farmers should also be paid their pending compensation soon.

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Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda has demanded compensation for farmers across the state who suffered huge losses due to hailstorm two days ago. Hooda said farmers should be compensated at the earliest and special surveys should be carried out to assess the damage.
“Many crops including mustard and cotton have been ruined by this hail and many farmers have also lost the livestock. Not only this, but farmers have also not received any compensation for the loss suffered due to the unseasonal rains and hailstorms in the last several crop seasons. The farmers should also be paid their pending compensation soon,” he said.
The former Chief Minister said during the BJP government, farmers are being hit not only by harsh government policies but also bad weather. “During BJP’s rule, farmers are neither getting compensation nor the proper rate of crops or the timely payment for their crops. Paddy payment of many farmers is still pending,” Hooda said, demanding payment to farmers as soon as possible.

Hooda also attacked the BJP government over the meagre increase in cane prices and said the increase of Rs 10 per quintal was a cruel joke on the farmers as they feel that the rise is way below the increase in input costs of the farmers.
“During the Congress government, the sugarcane rate was raised from Rs 117 to Rs 310, a jump of 3 times. But in the six years of the BJP government, the cane rate has barely increased by Rs 30 to 40 while the cost of farming and inputs like petrol, diesel, fertilizer, seeds, medicines prices and taxes on farming equipment have increased drastically. Farmers’ organizations say that sugarcane rate should be at least Rs 400 per quintal keeping in mind the cost,” he remarked.

Hooda said it seems the BJP government has not learned any lesson, despite the defeat in Baroda and is therefore, is not paying attention to the issues of farmers. “Like Baroda, the farmers of entire Haryana want to teach this government a lesson through the power of their ballots. Looking at the public sentiment and the way this government is behaving, it seems they will get an opportunity soon. The government has fallen in the eyes of the people, it can not last long in power,” he said.

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