Bhopal: Chief Minister Kamal Nath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. He submitted a survey report of damage caused by floods in the state to PM Modi.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that he has submitted a survey report of loss of 16 thousand crores in the state to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Soybean, cotton and urad crops have been ruined: The Chief Minister said that the Central Government is also concerned about the loss. Soybean, cotton and urad crops have been ruined in the state due to floods. As the rains are still going on, once again the survey of the damage will be done so that the assessment of the actual loss can be done. We want farmers to compensate for their losses. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured that he will extend all possible help to the state government in view of this natural disaster, Nath said.
Meeting between the two lasted for an hour: Kamal Nath met PM Modi for about an hour at the PM residence in Delhi. After meeting with PM Modi, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that he informed Prime Minister Modi about the devastation and damage to crops in the state due to rain and floods. Also, to compensate for this loss, a package of 16 thousand crore rupees has been sought.
Crop worth Rs 16 thousand crores damaged: The state has suffered heavy losses due to rains and floods this time. According to the revenue department, 39 out of 52 districts of the state have suffered heavy damage due to excess rainfall and floods. Between June and September, 674 people died in the state due to rain and lightning, 18 people suffered physical disabilities and three people suffered serious injuries.
Crop worth Rs 16 thousand 270 crore over 60 lakh 47 thousand hectare area has been affected. The damaged houses in the state include 55 thousand 372 concrete houses, 4 thousand 98 concrete houses and 55 thousand 267 partially damaged houses.