Chandigarh: Leader of the Opposition in Vidhan Sabha and senior Aam Aadmi Party leader H S Phoolka has asked the Punjab government to give prompt and adequate compensation to Punjab farmers whose wheat crop has been widely damaged due to Wednesday’s hailstorm.
Taking notice of Rabi crop loss in Punjab, especially in districts of Sangrur and Mansa, caused due to unexpected weather conditions, Phoolka asked the Punjab government to conduct ‘Girdawari’ of the affected areas and assess the crop loss.
Phoolka said that compensation to Punjab farmers should be on pattern adopted by Kejriwal government in Delhi in which Rs 20,000 per acre of land was given to farmers when their crop was damaged due to weather conditions.
Citing previous occasions, Phoolka said, “To avoid similar situation, the government should act proactively.”
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