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Punjab relief for farmers

Chandigarh: The Punjab government will grant Rs 13.67 lakh as relief to farmers at the rate of Rs. 5,000 per acre wheat crop in 273 acres had been damaged till now due to fire incidents in eight districts of Tarn Taran, Muktsar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Barnala, Sangrur, Bathinda, Patiala and Amritsar.

An official spokesman said on Thursday that out of this amount of Rs 5,000, the relief at the rate of Rs 1,600 per acre would be given from the Calamity Relief Fund and the remaining Rs 3,400 per acre would be paid from the State budget. PTI

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