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Yogi Government to Provide Assistance to Flood Affected Farmers

Officers informed CM Yogi Adityanath that ₹30.54 crore had been released from the State Disaster Response Fund for the assistance to 90,950 farmers in 35 districts.

Ayushi Raina
Yogi Adityanath

On Tuesday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stated that the state government is dedicated to help all farmers devastated by the recent floods. 

He directed that all divisional commissioners and district magistrates conduct an immediate survey of the districts where crops had been damaged due to floods and that the findings be entered online in the agriculture investment grant module so that the compensation amount could be credited to the affected farmers' accounts as soon as possible.

In a high-level meeting held at his official residence, Yogi was assessing the relief assistance offered to farmers under the agriculture investment grant module. 

The officers informed the CM that 30.54 crore had been released from the State Disaster Response Fund for assistance to 90,950 farmers in 35 districts, including Ambedkarnagar, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur Nagar, Kushinagar, Lakhimpur Kheri, Ghazipur, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Chandauli, Chitrakoot, Jalaun, Jhansi, Deoria, Pilibhit, Balrampur, Ballia, Basti, Bahraich, Barabanki, Bijnor, Mau, Maharajganj, Mahoba, Mirzapur, Moradabad, Lalitpur, Varanasi, Shravasti, Sant Kabirnagar, Siddharthnagar, Sitapur, Sultanpur and Hamirpur.

Also recentlyMaharashtra government has also announced Rs.10000 crore aid for rain-affected farmers. 

Effect of Floods

Flooding and rainy weather are extremely costly to agricultural land because they cause crop harvest delays and reductions. We are well aware of the importance of agricultural land having the optimal level of saturation in order to successfully harvest crops.

When soil is overly damp, it can provide poor growing conditions for crops; when soil is effectively drained, the oxygen, nutrients, and trace elements that the plant need are available. If the soil is overly wet, the potential yield of the field is drastically diminished.

Hundreds of acres of farmland were recently flooded by a storm and strong tidal surge at the beginning of this month, and it appears that the pattern of exceptionally wet weather is not going away anytime soon.

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