GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture & Cooperation
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 156
TO BE ANSWERED ON 20.11.2009
Central Assistance to Karnataka to Tackle Crop Loss
156. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Will the Minister of Agriculture be please to state:
(a) the extent of loss of crops suffered by Karnataka this year due to heavy late monsoon rains;
(b) the Central assistance sought by the State Government for the relief of the farmers who have suffered heavy losses; and
(c) the assistance, so far, given by the Centre for the purpose ?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF
CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRUBUTION
(SHRI K.V THOMAS)
(a): Due to heavy rains/floods during this month of September and October, 2009 in the State of Karnataka, a total area affected during the Kharif is reported at 18. 95 lakh hectares and in Rabi 2.97 lakh hectares.
(b) & (c): The State Government of Karnataka has sought assistance of Rs. 317. 07 crores from NCCF against which an amount of Rs. 44.30 Crores have been approved by HLC.