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AP enhances compensation limit for Hudhud cyclone relief

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on March 13, 2018

The Andhra Pradesh Government has revised upwards the Government compensation norms for the Hudhud cyclone-affected districts of the State, including ex-gratia payment to the families of deceased persons.

As per the new norms, the compensation has now been enhanced to Rs 5 lakh per deceased person from Rs 1.5 lakh earlier.

In a Government order, the State has decided to increase the amount of money to be compensated to people for loss of crops, infrastructure and also for damage to property.

The norm for compensation to affected weavers and fishermen has also been revised upwards apart from enhacing the compensation for damage caused to houses.

In the case of loss of paddy, groundnut, sugarcane, chillies, vegetables, onion, flowers, papaya and watermelon, the compensation has been revised upwards from Rs 10,000 per hectare to Rs 15,000 per hectare.

For maize, it is Rs 12,500 now against Rs 8,333; pulses, sunflower, soyabean, wheat etc., it is Rs 10,000 (Rs 5,250); mango, citrus, cashewnut, sapota, guava, pomegranate, ber etc., it is Rs 20,000 (Rs 15,000); banana Rs 25,000 (Rs 24,000) and coconut tree Rs 1000 per tree (Rs 500 per tree) limiting to 150 trees per hectare.

The new norms cover replacement of milch animals and poultry wherein the money to be given has been increased.

In the case of fishermen, it was decided to enhance the money extended to replace damaged boats and nets and also in the case, where boats have been lost. The weavers community will get Rs 10,000 (Rs 5,000) for replacement of fully damaged loom.

In the order issued by AR Sukumar, Commissioner for Disaster Management, the Government has decided to include loss of pushcart offering Rs 5,000, and a similar amount to street vendors, rickshaws and autorickshaws.

Published on October 14, 2014

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