Complete all the spot assessments of damage due to unseasonal rains till 6th November : Chief Secretary directs district magistrates

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Mumbai, November 4,2019 : The chief secretary of the state Mr Ajoy Mehta today directed that all the spot assessments Panchnamas of the loss to the Kharif crops due to unseasonal and incessant rains should be completed till 6th November and for this administration should work in ‘Mission mode’.

The chief secretary today had an interaction with all the Divisional Commissioners and district magistrates through video conferencing. He took the information about the district wise loss to the agriculture in the state. He instructed that the assessment should be accurately and immediately done so that providing financial assessment to the distressed farmers can be carried out with speed.

 The chief secretary also said that the government has declared the assistance of 10 thousand crore rupees towards compensation for the farmers who are affected by the unseasonal rains and it is necessary that the spot assessments are carried out within the stipulated period. Directing the District magistrates, the  chief secretary Mr Ajoy Mehta said that it is mandatory that all the Panchnamas are completed till 6th of November and in a genuine exclusive case, it can be  carried on till 8th of November. He also suggested that the Talathi, Gramsevaks and agricultural assistants should be pressed into this job. He also said that where agriculture universities are being run, the employees deployed there can also be asked for assisting in this noble cause.

He asked the Divisional Commissioners to finalize the Panchnama and send them to the agriculture Commissioner. Mr Mehta also directed that the insurance companies should be helped for carrying out the Panchnamas. Mr Ajay Mehta also said that because of sufficient rainfall, the farmers are heading for sowing of Rabi crops and for this, the seeds and fertilizers should be available. He directed the district magistrates to be alert in this regard and asked them to bring it to the notice of the state government if there is shortage of seeds or fertilizers. Secretary of Agricultural department Eknath Dawale, secretary of rehabilitation and relief department Kishor Raje Nimbalkar, director of disaster management Abhay Yawalkar and others were present on the occasion.