Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)
Considering the damage to tur crop in Bidar, Kalaburgi and Yadgir districts as special case,the state government announced a compensation of Rs.10,000 per hectare but limiting it to the maximum of two hectares as per NDRF/SDRF guidelines.
The total compensation to be distributed to tur farmers will be around Rs.223 crores.
This decision was taken in a meeting of senior officials of various departments presided by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai after his return from the official tour on Tuesday.
The unprecedented Raina followed by dry/moist weather condition post November month in Bidar, Kalaburgi and Yadgir districts,the tur crop has been attacked by pest causing loss to farmers.
According to statistics,the extent of damage is 1.98 lakh hectares in Kalaburgi district,0.145 lakh hectares in Bidar district and 0.1028 lakh hectares in Yadgir district.
All these put together, the total damage of tur crop has been out at 2.2278 lakh hectares.
Treating it as a special case,the government has taken a decision to compensate tur farmers by giving a compensation of Rs.10,000 per hectare.