Chandigarh, April 17
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a special girdawari for the assessment of crop loss due to the recent rain and hailstorm in the state.
The Chief Minister has issued a directive to this effect, asking the concerned officials to conduct the special girdawari in the case of damage due to the weather disruptions, according to an official spokesperson.
The spokesperson said the Chief Minister had also asked all DCs to get a valuation done of the crop damage caused by fire due to short circuit. The DCs have been ordered to get a joint assessment done by the respective SDMs and PSPCL officers to identify cases of such damage and submit a detailed report for further action by the government.
The directives followed inputs received by Captain Amarinder regarding losses suffered by farmers as a result of the unseasonal rains, accompanied by hail, and also on account of electrical short circuits.
Expressing concern over these losses, the Chief Minister directed the concerned departments and officers to undertake the assessment process on priority, said the spokesperson