Start providing interim relief to snow affected farmers: CS

Start providing interim relief to snow affected farmers: CS
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Srinagar: Chief Secretary B V R Subramanyam Sunday directed the district administration to start the process of providing interim relief by November 12th to the farmers affected by Nov 3, 4, snowfall, till final assessment is completed. He said that keeping in view the extensive losses caused by the snowfall, Governor’s administration has declared the snowfall as a State Specific Special Natural Calamity, treated the apple as a perennial crop for relief purposes under SDRF and enhanced the relief amount five times i.e from Rs 6800/Ha to Rs 36000/Ha under SDRF. Chief Secretary also added that Government of India has been requested to depute a team to assess the quantum of damage so as to explore the possibility of providing compensation above the permissible limits under SDRF.