As per sources, the state authorities has ready a provisional proposal of Rs 478 crore as compensation, however the acreage has not been calculated absolutely but. As per state coverage, there are three classes for figuring out loss: 26% to 32%, 33% to 75%, and 76% to 100%. The compensation for a loss from 76% to 100 % is Rs 12,000 per acre. By protocol, the state authorities and state catastrophe response drive (SDRF) share the burden of compensation. The bollworm assault in Bathinda and Mansa districts has prompted appreciable loss to the cotton crop, whereas it’s a lot much less in Sangrur. Cotton has been sown on 3.03 lakh hectares in Punjab this 12 months, of which over 50% has been sown in Bathinda and Mansa. BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) activists have been protesting close to the residence of Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal since October 5 to demand compensation.
BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) state secretary Shingara Singh Mann mentioned they’d already advised officers earlier than the assembly that compensation of Rs 12,000 per acre was not acceptable. “Authorities had assured us that officers within the assembly could have the ability to boost compensation, however they didn’t agree. Now our protest on the residence of finance minister will proceed,” he mentioned.
Chief minister’s principal secretary Hussan Lal mentioned farmers had calculated all particulars incurred in getting ready crop which included lease cash, seeds, pesticides and labour and so they ready enter price at Rs 60,000, however the state coverage was of compensating with Rs 12,000 per acre.