Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, has announced a package for the Cyclone Bulbul affected people after making an aerial survey of the affected areas in 6 districts of the State.
Patnaik said that his government has decided to implement a package to ameliorate the suffering of the cyclone affected people.
Meanwhile, the Special Relief Commissioner, PK Jena, said that the Central team is expected to visit the State on November 14 to assess the damages caused due to the cyclone. He said that the State government is making a detail assessment of the damages so that it would be able to submit a memorandum to the Centre seeking financial assistance for restoration and reconstruction works in the cyclone affected districts.
As per the package announced by the chief minister Naveen Patnaik, agriculture subsidy will be provided to the small and marginal farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33% and above at the rate of Rs6800 per hectare land in rain fed/ non-irrigated area, Rs 13,500 per hectare of land in areas under assured irrigation, and Rs18,000 per hectare for all types of perennial crops like mango, coconut, cashew and betel vine.
Mini kits of pulses and oil seed to be supplied to 50,000 farmers during Rabi 2019-20.
Vegetable mini kits will be supplied to 10,000 farmers during Rabi 2019-20.
Short term Rabi loans would be converted to long term loans for farmers suffering from crop loss of 33%.