Flood stricken farmers yet to get assistance in Tripura district

Flood stricken farmers yet to get assistance in Tripura district

Agency News

Ambassa (Tripura), Nov 05: The farmers ransacked in the devastating flood in June this year have not yet got any assistance from the department though five months have passed as the farmers have alleged in the bordering subdivision of Kamalpur in the northern Tripura district of Dhalai here recently.

In the flood of June Dhalai has been the worst affected after Unakoti district and the crops in the bordering subdivision of Kamalpur has been lashed off.

At least 2665 farmers have been affected. One of the affected farmers identified as Jagabandhu Das has remarked,"Then the government has promised to extend help to the farmers. And it has been decided that fertilisers and seeds worth rupees 5152 will be provided per hectare to the farmers".

Accordingly, in Unakoti and Gomati districts 12,000 and 11,000 farmers respectively have availed the facilities. "But for us the department has sanctioned assistance for merely 1110 farmers and till date it has not been distributed", has been remarked by another farmer identified as Pintu Das.

"As it might spark resentment among other affected farmers and we are in hope of more assistance, so we are not distributing it", has informed one officer on the condition of anonymity. Later, around August when the Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare department Pranajit Singharoy has attended the inauguration of a Krishak Bandhu Kendra at Halhali has assured in mass meeting that each and every affected farmers will get assistance shortly. But till date no assistance has arrived.

As a result, the farmers are in great anguish and they have become sceptical about the farmer friendly role of this government. (UNI)