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Fields flooded again, Muktsar farmers yet to get aid for last year

Archit Watts

Press Reporter News Service

Muktsar, July 28

Jagpreet Singh, a farmer of Haraj village in Muktsar district, misplaced paddy crop on 13 acres as rainwater inundated his fields final yr. His crop has met the identical destiny this yr as nicely. Nevertheless, Jagpreet is but to get a single rupee in compensation from the state authorities in opposition to his final yr’s losses.

“This time, I used to be anticipating to cowl my final yr’s losses. Nevertheless, paddy crop on 13 acres of my land is waterlogged once more. I’ve spent almost Rs 1 lakh on my crops up to now however even every week after the rains, the fields are inundated. The state authorities has didn’t make any preparations to empty out the rainwater. It has even failed to offer compensation of final yr’s losses. Additional, this yr, the officers haven’t but bought the orders to start out particular girdawari,” Jagpreet maintained.

Equally, Kaur Singh, a farmer of Udekaran village, who misplaced his paddy crop on 30 acres for 2 years in a row, mentioned: “In the course of the monsoon, almost 400 acres in our village get waterlogged. The rainwater from different villages flows in and accumulates right here. We’re bearing this from the previous a few years, however the state authorities has not discovered any everlasting resolution until date. It has even failed to present us compensation in opposition to the final yr’s losses. We had met the Deputy Commissioner on this regard, however to no avail.”

Notably, Kultar Singh Sandhwan, AAP leader-cum- Kotkapura MLA, had on Sunday visited some affected villages in Muktsar district and spoke to the Deputy Commissioner to disburse the compensation in opposition to the final yr’s losses on the earliest.

On this regard, Avtar Singh, District Income Officer, Muktsar, mentioned: “We’ve obtained the cash and can quickly disburse the compensation in opposition to the final yr’s losses.”

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