Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has enhanced the compensation amount given for the loss of livestock and damage to kachcha (thatched) house due to natural calamities like floods, fire, lightening, hailstorm, drought and dust storm.

While giving this information in Chandigarh on Wednesday, a spokesman of Revenue and Disaster Management Department said that the compensation norms have been revised for this purpose.

As per the revised norms, in case of loss of a camel due to natural calamity, the farmer would get Rs 16,400 as against the earlier compensation of Rs 10,000.

Similarly, the compensation for loss of horse, bullock, buffalo, cow, donkey and mule, too have been raised, he said.

He said the compensation amount given for fully damaged thatched house had been enhanced to Rs 15,000 per house.

The relief would be admissible to those persons who could not opt for insurance and were unable to bear the loss, he said.


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