Hooda orders spl survey of crop damage in rains

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Chandigarh, Sep 23 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today ordered special 'girdawari' (survey) in the state with immediate effect to assess the damage caused to the standing crops as a result of the recent heavy rains as well as overflow of the Yamuna river.

The Chief Minister, who reviewed the situation arising out of heavy rain here, said that directions had been issued to get the special 'girdawari' conducted in a time-bound manner.

Mr Hooda said the Government would provide compensation for the damage to crops immediately after the completion of the 'girdawari'.

He also appreciated the efforts made by the district authorities to contain the damage to the minimum and to avoid any loss of life and property.

It was informed that as per a quick survey by the Deputy Commissioners, an area of about two lakh acres in about 250 villages of 10 districts had been affected in the state.


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