Chandigarh, March 7:
The Punjab Agriculture department has issued an advisory to the farmers to immediately drain out the rain water from their fields adversely affected by heavy rains, gusty winds and hailstorm in some parts of the state.
Secretary Agriculture Kahan Singh Pannu has directed the field officers of the department to immediately get in touch with affected farmers for giving them proper advice in this difficult time. He also asked the field officers to coordinate with revenue officials for assisting them in conducting the special girdawari to assess the crop damage in affected areas.
Meanwhile, Director Agriculture Punjab, Sutantar Kumar Airy asked the field officers to extensively tour in rain hit areas during holidays to give them proper advice and send the reports, of damage due to inclement weather, to the head office immediately.
Notably, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered a special girdawari for the assessment of crop loss caused by the untimely rainfall and hailstorm in the state to ascertain the extent of the damage to crops to ensure that due compensation can be awarded to the affected farmers at the earliest.