Package for Conflict affected farmers distributed

Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh distributed benefits under Compensatory Package for Farmers affected by unprecedented conflict under the scheme of ministry of Home Affairs at his secretariat, here on Monday.

A total of 3483 farmers would be given the compensatory package under the Phase-I with a total amount of Rs 18.37 crore. The ministry of Home Affairs had approved Rs 38.6 crore as proposed by the state government for a compensatory package to be provided to affected farmers.

The chief minister informed that as per a survey conducted by the Agriculture department, agricultural activities could not be taken up in about 5127 hectares of land due to the unprecedented violence in the state. Out of 5901 affected farmers duly verified by the concerned deputy commissioners (DCs), 19 are cancelled due to duplication and another 2399 were found to have failed aadhaar authentication and are sent back for re-verification to concerned DCs. As such, the remaining 3483 farmers are taken up under Phase-I, he added. He continued that the next phase will be taken up after the re-verification is completed.

Informing the list of farmers under the 1st Phase, Biren said the 3483 farmers who are getting compensatory package included 199 from Imphal West, 360 from Imphal East, 1031 from Bishnupur, 25 from Thoubal, 51 from Jiribam, 142 from Chandel, 272 from Kangpokpi, 1137 from Churachandpur, 35 from Tengnoupal and 231 from Kakching.

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