Loss of paddy to be assessed soon: Hooda

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Chandigarh, Oct 18 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today assured the farmers that the loss of their paddy crop would be assessed soon to take an appropriate decision to compensate them.

Mr Hooda's assurance came in the wake of the Haryana Agriculture Department's confirmation of the attack of White Backed Plant Hopper (WBPH) on paddy in certain pockets of the state.

Hearing the grievances of the people at Rohtak, Mr Hooda said he equally shared the woes and sorrows of the farmers and assured that all their problems would be solved on priority basis.

The Chief Minister said he had also spoken to Agriculture Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha on the issue of disease infecting the paddy crop and issued directions so that farmers should not face any difficulty.

He said he was fully aware of their tribulations as he himself was a farmer and they should be rest assured for government would go all the way to redress their grievances.

He also directed the concerned Financial Commissioners to make sufficient availability of fuel for the generator sets to drain out rain water accumulated in the rural areas and release funds for power connections of pump sets for the same purpose.

He said Haryana had become the topmost state of the country and the other states were pursuing the schemes implemented in the state.

He said no other government had taken a decision of waiving off power bills to the magnitude of Rs 1600 crore and gave so many concessions to all section of the society.

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