Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today made an aerial survey of Bulbul-affected districts. Later he presided over a meeting at the Lok Seva Bhawan to review the relief and restoration works.
After the review meeting, the CM announced an assistance package for farmers affected by the cyclone Bulbul.
Taking a review meeting here, he also asked the district collectors to submit damage assessment report by November 18 on the basis of which assistance will be given by November 24.
Six districts Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, and Jajpur have been badly affected due to cyclone Bulbul.
As per the announcement, agriculture input subsidy will be provided to small and marginal farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33 percent and above, at Rs 6800 per hectare in rain-fed and in non-irrigated areas.
Rs 13,500 per hectare of land in areas under assured irrigation, Rs 18,000 per hectare for all types of perennial crops like mango, coconut, cashew, and betel vine, will be provided.
Besides, mini kits of pulses and oilseed to be supplied to 50,000 farmers during Rabi 2019-20.
An incentive of Rs 15,000 per farmer will be provided to 30 units for repair and renovation of betel vine cultivation.
Short term Rabi loans advanced in the affected areas during Rabi 2019 having crop loss of 33 percent and above shall be converted into medium-term (conversion) loans, it said.
The state government also announced to provide assistance for the loss of domestic animals and assistance to fishermen for loss and damage to boats and nets.