Punjab government disburses Rs 186 crore for flood-damaged crop compensation
Flooding in various parts of the state during July and August led to significant crop damage.
The Punjab government on Tuesday (August 22) announced the disbursement of more than Rs 186.12 crore in compensation for crop losses suffered in the flood-affected regions of the state.
Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa said the money has been released from the relief fund to deputy commissioners of 16 districts.
Crops were damaged due to flooding in many areas of the state in July and August, the minister said in a statement.
A special 'girdawari (survey to assess losses)' was conducted in all the affected areas, he added.
The state government is committed to provide compensation to the victims and it has no dearth of funds for the purpose, the minister said.
Providing a district-wise breakdown, he said Rs 59.50 crore was released to Patiala, Rs 26.52 crore to Tarn Taran, Rs 26.08 crore to Sangrur, Rs 22.44 crore to Ferozepur and Rs 12.92 crore to Mansa.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has already announced that loss of every crop, cattle or house was covered in the 'girdawari' to fully compensate the people, Jimpa added.
(With agency inputs)