This was decided at a cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in Delhi today. According to the formula for cheque distribution, two slabs are there for distribution of compensation to farmers.
"Tehsildars will start distributing cheques to farmers in their respective areas from May 8 this month," a senior government official said.
Mr Kejriwal had said it was the "highest ever" compensation given to farmers by any state government and asked why can't governments in other states, where farmers are committing suicide, do the same.
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