Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 50 crore relief for hailstorm-hit farmers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with yog guru Baba Ramdev and Yogi Bharat Bhushan at Uttar Pradesh Yog Mahotsav Progrramme in Lucknow on wednesday. Yogi attend first public function being a Chief Minister.Express photo by Vishal Srivastav 29.03.2017

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today allocated Rs 50 crore for providing relief to the farmers of 15 districts, who suffered losses due to hailstorm, while directing the officers to assess the amount of losses in the other districts.

At a review meeting here with state Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Sahi and the officers of the department, the chief minister sanctioned Rs 50 crore for the 15 districts, including Jhansi, Jalaun, Banda, Chitrakoot, Mahoba, Aligarh, Allahabad, Hamirpur, Kannauj, Lucknow and Hardoi.

“The chief minister has also asked to assess the losses in the other districts within 48 hours and sought a report in this regard,” an official release issued here said.

The district magistrates were also directed to ensure that the farmers got the relief, it added.