Amravati: The Government has released financial aid of Rs 174 crore to family of villages affected by heavy rains and floods in various tehsils of the district between June and October.
As per district administration, fund of Rs 14.60 crore will be distributed in Amravati tehsil, Rs 10.82 crore in Bhatkuli, Rs 10.06 crore in Teosa, Rs 11.76 crore in Chandur Railway, Rs 12.98 crore in Dhamangaon
Railway, Rs 12.98 crore in Nandgaon Khandeshwar, Rs 9.23 crore in Morshi, Rs 34.53 crore inWarud, Rs 10.87 crore in Daryapur, Rs 9.67 crore in Anjangaon Surji, Rs 5.53 crore in Achalpur, Rs 8.09 crore in Chandur Bazar, Rs 5.86 crore in Dharani and Rs 4.69 crore in Chikhaldara tehsil.
Also, Rs 1.08 crore will be given to Amravati tehsil for land damage while that of Rs 81,000 in Dhamangaon Railway, Rs 2.34 crore in Nandgaon Khandeshwar, for Rs 4.50 lakh in Morshi, Rs 30,88,125 in Warud, Rs 1.71 in Daryapur.
A relief fund of Rs 42,000 will be distributed in Daryapur tehsil for loss of fish business. Rs 4 lakh distributed in Bhatkuli tehsil and Rs 4 lakh in Chikhaldara taluka to help the wards of the deceased.
Also, Rs 1.32 lakh relief funds will be distributed among affected people in Chikhaldara tehsil whose homes have collapsed. Rs 30,000 will be distributed in Amravati tehsil and Rs 75,000 in Chikhaldara tehsil for the purchase of livestock instead of dead animals.
Between June and October 2020, droughts and floods in the State caused at least 33 percent damage to seasonal and perennial crops.
The State Government had decided to provide assistance to such affected farmers at the rate of Rs 10,000 per hectare for loss of crops (crops under arable and assured irrigation) and Rs 25,000 per hectare for loss of 9perennial crops.