Government of Tamil Nadu allots Rs 202 crore to farmers in the south hit by rain

Late on Saturday night, the government issued a government order (G.O.) to provide help to 2,60,909 farmers in eight districts in the South who lost crops as a result of severe rain on December 17 and 18. The amount of the money is Rs 201.67 crore.

The State Disaster Relief Fund is the source of the allotted monies, and steps are underway to immediately deposit the compensation into the recipients’ bank accounts.

Farmers in the southern districts of Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, and Madurai suffered greatly as a result of the intense rain and the ensuing floods.

To compensate 1.98 lakh farmers who suffered losses on 1,64,866 hectares of agricultural crops, a total of Rs 160.42 crore has been set aside. In addition, 62,735 farmers would benefit from the allocation of Rs 41.24 crore to redress crop losses in horticulture.

2,60,909 impacted farmers in the disaster-stricken area would get assistance from the total payout of Rs 201.67 crore.

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