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Jharkhand government addresses agricultural losses, extends relief deadline

  1. Farmers in Jharkhand face dual losses from insufficient rain during Kharif crop sowing and untimely rains after Rabi crop planting
  2. Jharkhand government extends the deadline for farmers to report losses until November 30
  3. Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh assures imminent relief measures for farmers, to be announced by Chief Minister Hemant Soren

20 Nov 2023
Jharkhand government addresses agricultural losses, extends relief deadline

Jharkhand faces significant agricultural setbacks as farmers grapple with crop losses due to a lack of rain during Kharif crop sowing, particularly for paddy, and subsequent damage from untimely rains after the Rabi crop was planted.

This dual impact has left farmers in distress, prompting the Jharkhand government to issue a notification allowing farmers to report their losses until November 30. Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh assured that the state government, led by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, is actively working in the farmers' interests, and an announcement regarding drought relief is imminent.

In Jharkhand, farmers are confronted with a twofold challenge as the absence of rain during Kharif crop sowing, primarily for paddy, and untimely rains post-Rabi crop planting result in significant agricultural losses. To address this, the Jharkhand government has issued a notification, extending the deadline for farmers to report their losses until November 30. Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh emphasized the government's commitment to farmers' welfare and assured that Chief Minister Hemant Soren will soon announce relief measures specifically addressing the challenges posed by drought conditions.

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