Rs 29.09 Crore Relief For Crop Loss In Puducherry Floods

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Rs 29.09 Crore Relief For Crop Loss In Puducherry Floods

Puducherry had been battered by heavy rains since the beginning of November and officials made an assessment that such a quantum of downpour had not been seen in the last 100 years. (PTI File Photo)

Puducherry:  Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Monday announced a Rs 29.09 crore relief package for farmers who suffered crop loss in the torrential rains last year.

A total of 15,200 farmers in Puducherry, Karaikal and Yanam regions of the Union Territory would benefit from the package, he said after handing over cash to some farmers at a function in Puducherry.

He said the three regions had together lost crops of different varieties on an extent of 11,331 hectares in the unprcedented flood that wrecked havoc in November-December.

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