STATE TIMES NEWSNOWSHERA: Expressing resentment over working of Agriculture Department for not taking care of farmers, Kissan leader from Rajouri-Poonch and Sarpanch Bhawani, Sunil Choudhary alleged that farmers have not been paid compensation for losses occurred due to natural calamities despite repeated requests and reminders.Speaking during a meeting convened here, Sunil Choudhary said that Kissans have not availed benefits of various schemes launched by Central and State Governments, due to lack of awareness, as no such measure has been taken by the Agriculture Department to impart awareness among farmers regarding such schemes.He further alleged that Kissans have not been paid compensation for losses of their crops due to natural calamities like excessive rains, hail-storm, draught, etc, due to which they are suffering a lot. In recent past, there had been heavy rains and hail-storm in which 40 percent of their crops got damaged but no compensation has been granted to affected farmer till date, he added.Prominent among those present in the meeting included Vijay Kumar, Manjeet Kumar and Rajesh.
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