The State Government has allotted Rs. 21.5 crore as compensation for damage caused to crops following the northeast monsoon rainfall in Tuticorin District in the second phase.

Following the rainfall, various crops suffered damages to an extent of 83, 000 hectares across the district. After making an on-the-spot assessment, crop damages were estimated at Rs. 33.5 crore.

Initially, relief to the tune of Rs. 12 crore was given to the district administration for the benefit of farmers whose crop suffered damage.

Compensation was being given through Primary Agriculture Cooperative Banks in various blocks over the past 12 days.

The rest of the amount received from the government was also accounted to the PACBs for distribution, Collector C.N. Maheswaran said in a statement here on Thursday.

He appealed to the farmers concerned to receive compensation without delay.