A sum of Rs.19.25 crore has been sanctioned for Pudukottai district under the crop insurance scheme, said N. Jeevakani, Special District Revenue Officer (Land Acquisition), here on Wednesday.

Presiding over the mass contact programme at Chithakoor village near Avudaiyarkovil, she said the national agricultural insurance company had sanctioned the amount to be distributed to 17 ‘firkas' in the district.

The extent of compensation would be commensurate with the firka-specific damage. The Cooperation Department would shortly ascertain the quantum of compensation to be allotted to each firka. It had been estimated that Aranthangi firka would get Rs.29.32 lakh, she said.

She said the Cooperation Department compensation would be given to paddy cultivators whose ‘samba' crop was damaged. The official said that steps would be taken to repair the roads.

Earlier, she distributed assistance to 189 beneficiaries totalling Rs.12.40 lakh. A free veterinary camp and health camp were held as part of the camp.

Udhayam Shanmugam, MLA; Rajeswari Narendrajothi, panchayat union chairperson spoke.