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Compensation for crop loss to be considered in Kozhikode

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The Minister made the assurance while inaugurating an agriculture seminar organised as part of the State-level Farmers’ Day programmes at the Marine ground.

Minister for Rural Development K.C. Joseph has said that the State government will seriously consider the requests from farmers to sanction compensation for crop loss in various natural calamities.

The Minister made the assurance while inaugurating an agriculture seminar organised as part of the State-level Farmers’ Day programmes at the Marine ground, here, on Monday.

Mr. Joseph said that a reasonable compensation would be extended to farmers who lost their cultivable land in unexpected flood and landslide. “The attempt of the government is always to encourage genuine farmers and offer them a satisfactory environment to work,” he said.

Organic farming

Expressing anxiety over the increased use of pesticides, Mr. Joseph said Kerala was currently witnessing the outbreak of several diseases as a result of the reckless use of pesticides. “The trend really shows the need to turn our attention to organic farming,” he said.

C.K. Nanu, MLA, presided. Managing Director of Kerafed Asok Kumar, District Cooperative Bank president Manayath Chandran and scientists from various research institutes were present.

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