ANANTAPUR: The government will provide all help to the farmers who have lost their crops due to the untimely rains, agriculture minister Prathipati Pulla Rao has said.
Pulla Rao, who along with district ministers Paritala Sunitha and Palle Raghunatha Reddy, inspected damaged crops in rain-affected areas in the district on Tuesday.
The minister first inspected papaya and paddy crops at NS Gate and Kuntimaddi villages in Ramagiri mandal. Later, he visited fields at villages under Guntakal and Tadipatri constituencies. Speaking on the occasion, Pulla Rao said apart from compensation for damaged crops, the government will also provide compensation for horticulture crops, which do not have any insurance. Compensation will also be extended to poultry, sheep and goat farms, he said.
Ex gratia to the tune of `4 lakh will be given to the kin of those who died due to the rains, he said. Ananapur, Kurnool and Srikakulam districts were hit badly due to the rains, he said.
32.1 mm average rainfall received in the district
`6 crore estimated
370 hectares of horticulture