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Shettar assures compensation for crop loss in Cauvery Basin

Posted on Feb 13, 11:04AM | UNI

Bangalore, Feb 12 : Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar today assured in the State Assembly that the State Government will provide suitable compensation for crop loss suffered by farmers in the Cauvery irrigated regions of Mysore and Mandya districts.

Replying to the discussions on the motion of thanks to the Governor's address to the state legislature, he said a survey would be conducted to determine the extent of loss in view of the shortage of water in the Cauvery Basin reservoirs due to drought conditions.

On the basis of the survey, suitable compensation to growers of sugarcane and other crop in the Cauvery irrigated region would be paid, he assured.

Mr Shettar utilised the opportunity to recall various achievements of the BJP Government and denied the allegations of the leader of the opposition Siddaramaiah that the state finances were in jeopardy.

On the contrary, the position was very sound and the revenue realisation during the year had been more than the target, he asserted and said that the debt position was not alarming and well within the prescribed limits.