The State government has ordered the disbursal of Rs 1,715 crore for farmers hit by cyclones Nivar and Burevi apart from the nonseasonal rainfall in January.
However, the Central government only sanctioned Rs 63.14 crore for Nivar and Rs 223.77 crore for Burevi damages.
The Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute (TRRI) in Aduthurai in Thanjavur district released the new variety last year.
The Chief Minister has substantially hiked the assistance to farmers above the amount prescribed in the National Disaster Relief Fund guidelines.
Over 2,000 people died between June & October amidst floods, the highest toll due to climate change-induced weather events
As per the final estimates, a total of 3,26,819 acres cultivated by 1.18 lakh farmers has been insured. Around 2.9 lakh acres were insured last year.
The details of crop loss above 33 per cent, names of farmers, their Aadhaar numbers and bank account details are being collected and data entry is underway.
This includes Rs 484.97 crore towards temporary restoration works and Rs 1,020.90 crore towards permanent restoration works
On December 4, Cyclone Burevi hit Tamil Nadu coast. At least seven people were killed, and houses and agricultural produce damaged due to the heavy rains and winds accompanying the cyclone.
About 80,000 hectares out of the total 1,33,000 hectares of paddy crop in Nagapattinam district are inundated, according to official figures.
Residents from across the city made a beeline to the two check dams — Sellipattu and Manalipattu — that were fast filling up.
The district administrations have been instructed to include other affected areas and send a report.” He also assured villagers of taking measures to avoid rainwater stagnation in Delta regions.
“If water stays in the field for more than three days, it would be difficult to save the crops. If the yield loss is more than 33 per cent, the crops are considered damaged.
Responding to a question, CM Edappadi Palaniswami said as the farm laws enacted by the Centre would help the farmers of Tamil Nadu, the government had welcomed it
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will be visiting the areas affected by cyclone Burevi in Cuddalore district on Tuesday and distribute assistance to people affected by heavy rains.