Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced financial assistance to compensate farmers affected by Cyclone Yaas that hit the State on May 26.
Subsidy of Rs 6800 per hectare will be given to small, nominal farmers with over 33% crop damage in un-irrigated land while the input subsidy is Rs 13,500/ha in the irrigated land. Similarly, Rs 18,000/ha will be given for land growing.
25 per cent more subsidy will be provided on the existing subsidy for the 2021 kharif season. The subsidy amount will be transferred directly to their bank accounts.
Farmers in the affected districts will be given a subsidy of Rs 20 crore to buy quality agricultural machinery while maximum Rs 15,000 subsidy will be given to a farmer for buying pump set.
The CM also announced special package for farmers in Bhadrak and Balasore where farmers suffered losses due to ingress of saline water into their farmland. He said Rs 750 per hectare will be given to improve soil quality (Nutrient Management & Soil Ameliorants).