Anbumani asks TN govt to give Rs 35,000 as crop compensation

PMK President Anbumani Ramadoss on Sunday urged the state government to provide Rs 35,000 to Rs. 40,000 per acre as compensation for damaged crops in Mayiladuthurai and Nagapattinam district.

Anbumani visited the rain-battered Mayiladuthurai and Nagapattinam districts and interacted with the farmers and public affected due to the recent floods.

Following the inspection, while addressing the media he said “Mayiladuthurai district has witnessed historical rains to the tune of 44 cms and Sirkazhi was the worst affected with 55 cms of rainfall. Before 100 years the highest rainfall witnessed in Sirkazhi was 39 cms of rainfall.

“Crops in Mayiladuthurai and Nagapattinam districts were damaged due to the rainfall and the state should provide compensation to the tune of Rs 35,000 per acre. State government should ensure that the insurance companies pay the compensation amount to the farmers.” said Anbumani.