Odisha to provide assistance to farmers, fishermen hit by Cyclone Yass

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced agriculture input subsidy for the small and marginal farmers who have sustained crop losses during Cyclone Yass.

The state government will provide subsidy to farmers who has sustained crop loss of 33% and more. Farmers in rainfed/non-irrigated areas will get subsidy of Rs 6,800 per hectare, while the same will be Rs 13,500 for areas under assured irrigation.

The input subsidy for all types of perennial crops will be Rs 18,000 per hectare.

CM Patnaik has also announced financial assistance for the affected farmers involved in animal husbandry.

The government will provide Rs 30,000 for milch cow and buffalo, Rs 16,000 for calf (up to 6 animals), Rs 3,000 per goat/sheep (up to 30 animals) and Rs 50 per poultry bird (maximum Rs 5,000). Farmers will also get Rs 2,100 per damaged cattle shed.

To restore livelihood of fishermen affected by Cyclone Yaas, CM Patnaik also announced assistance for those who suffered loss/damage to fishing boats and nets.

Fishermen will get Rs 4,100 for repair of partially damaged boats, Rs 2,100 for partially damaged net, Rs 9,600 for fully damaged boat and Rs 2,600 for fully damaged net.