A team of BJP leaders, who went to take stock of the damage caused to the farmers due to rains and floods, said that in 70 villages, crops grown in 50 thousand bighas have been damaged. These villages come under Bawana, Narela, Mundka and Matiala assembly constituencies.
Farmer in a paddy field (Symbolic Image-PTI)
Due to heavy rains and floods in some areas, the crops of the farmers of Delhi have been ruined. For this, the Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded that the Kejriwal government should give a compensation of Rs 5000 per acre to the farmers who suffer losses. The BJP has claimed that the crops of farmers in about 50 thousand bighas have been ruined due to rain.
A team of BJP leaders, who went to take stock of the damage caused to the farmers due to rains and floods, said that in 70 villages, crops grown in 50 thousand bighas have been damaged. These villages come under Bawana, Narela, Mundka and Matiala assembly constituencies. The leaders said that there is still water in the fields. The Delhi government should make immediate arrangements to drain the water.
‘Visit the affected areas CM Kejriwal’
Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri was also part of the team of leaders to take stock. He demanded that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visit the affected areas and announce compensation for the farmers at the earliest.
According to the records of the Department of Agriculture, the total cultivated area in the capital is about 29,000 hectares, mostly spread over the northern, western and southern regions of the city. Most of the farmers grow seasonal vegetables apart from wheat and paddy. The government estimates that at present the total number of farmers in Delhi is 21,000. But it is not clear in what proportion the land is used for farming.
The land of agriculture area is decreasing in Delhi
There has been a decline in the area under cultivation in Delhi. Till five years ago, there used to be 37,750 hectares of agricultural land, but today it is 29,000.
This time Delhi has received record breaking rains in the month of September. Due to this water has accumulated in the low lying areas. Due to non-availability of water from the fields, the crop has suffered a lot. Farmers say that now after some time paddy will be harvested, but at such a time our crop is on the verge of ruin due to rain.
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