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Kejriwal likely to address farmers next week; may announce relief

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP’s National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal will address natural calamity-hit farmers in Outer Delhi where he is expected to announce a major relief.

On March 14, the Delhi CM had ordered Divisional Commissioner A Anbarasu to assess the damage to crops due to unseasonal hailstorm and rains in the national capital.

“The Chief Minister will be addressing a rally of farmers. However, we have not decided on any date or venue,” said AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey.

Sources said the rally in expected to be held on April 3.

Last year, AAP government had announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 per acre to farmers who faced losses due to crop damage. It had then claimed it was the highest compensation announced by any government in the country so far.

—PTI

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