Patna, September 14: Standing with its people, Bihar government has decided to provide 3,000 rupees as immediate assistance to all the families living in 896 panchayats of 18 districts affected by deficit rainfall or less crop sowing this year.
State Cabinet on Friday sanctioned 900 crore rupees from the Bihar Contingency Fund for this purpose. Principal Secretary Pratyaya Amrit told reporters after the cabinet meeting that the immediate assistance will be given to those 896 panchayats which have recorded more than 30 per cent deficit rainfall or have witnessed less than 70 per cent of Kharif crop sowing. The amount will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of the affected families.
The amount will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of the affected families in the districts of Patna, Nalanda, Bhojpur, Rohtas, Gaya, Nawada, Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Arwal, Munger, Jamui, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Bhagalpur, Banka, Vaishali, Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga.
Families living in these 18 districts, which have already received Rs 6,000 as gratuitous relief during the floods in July will not get this assistance of Rs 3,000 as the idea is to reach out to every needy person, said Secretary Pratyaya Amrit.
It has also been decided that like last year, farmers will be given “agriculture input subsidy” after declaring blocks as “drought-hit”, Amrit said.
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