Provinces asked to submit crops loss assessments for compensation

Ministry of National Food Security and Research has written a letter to provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, asking them to submit the stories on injury assessment of different standing plants that were affected due to torrential rains and hailstorm around the crop sowing areas of the country.

After receiving the details of financial losses and injury of various plants, a complete strategy can be devised for the compensation to affected farmers and revival of agriculture sector in these areas, said Food Security Commissioner Dr Imtiaz Ahmad Gopang here on Wednesday.

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“So far we (federal government) have received initial figures of the areas where different crops standing over thousand acres were affected due to last rain spell, mostly the areas was covered with wheat, which was the major cash crop of the season”


Dr Imtiaz Ahmad Gopang

Dr Imtiaz stated that in line with the preliminary injury experiences won from the Punjab, other crops including wheat, maize, sugarcane and vegetables, standing over 437,000 acres, had been affected because of rains and hailstorm, including that out of the overall affected area wheat house comprising 362,000 acres.

He stated that preliminary survey had revealed that during Punjab, wheat crop used to be broken in over 3,000 villages, maize 700 villages and sugarcane over 68 villages.

In some villages the world below different vegetation used to be broken from 25 to 100 % including that 25 percent areas that have been broken because of rains were covered with different crops and vegetables, he added.

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Food Security Commissioner said that during Punjab the place 50 p.c crop was once broken, which was cultivated on 189,000 acres of land whilst wheat was once affected on over 177,000 acres, adding that crops on round 17,518 acres of land witnessed 75 % harm whilst wheat was once affected over 11,518 acres.
There have been about 18,000 acres of land the place 100 % crops had been destroyed and out of the whole affected spaces the wheat crop used to be cultivated over 14,000 acres, he added.

Besides, he stated that the KP province had compiled its initial estimates of damages of different plants and performed its survey in 12 affected districts the place status plants spreading over 174,000 acres have been affected because of torrential rains.

Out of the whole space, 15 percent of the affected spaces have been comprised wheat areas the place over 165,000 acres of land below the crop used to be affected, he added.

Food Security Commissioner said that once receiving the details of economic losses of different crops, executive would prepare a comprehensive coverage to compensate the effected farmers because it used to be determined to expand and advertise the agriculture sector of the rustic.

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He mentioned that federal executive was in close coordination with the provincial governments to devise mechanism for revival of the agriculture and cattle sectors in rain affected spaces and all conceivable sources could be utilized in this regard.

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