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MP CM demands pending amount of relief fund from Centre

MP CM demands pending amount of relief fund from Centre

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here and demanded Rs. 2,800 crores of the drought relief amount pending with the Centre.

Chouhan also discussed National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) refinance with Jaitley.

This comes after Chouhan on Sunday announced that farmers will be given compensation for the losses incurred by them in wake of the hail storm, which recently hit many parts of the state.

“Hailstorm has affected many districts in the state. I have instructed all collectors to take information by sending teams for evaluation of crop damage. The Farmer brothers do not have to worry, their losses will be compensated,” he had tweeted.

There has been a sudden change in weather, in few states of the country including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. (ANI)