As per its charter of demands, the NCP demanded a complete waiver of farm loans up to June 2019 in areas hit by floods.
Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday urged the government to provide Rs 1 lakh per hectare as compensation to flood-hit sugarcane farmers.
A NCP delegation, led by Dhananjay Munde and MP Supriya Sule, met chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mantralaya and handed over a charter of 25 demands.
The party also handed over a cheque of Rs 50 lakh to the chief minister’s relief fund. As per its charter of demands, the NCP demanded a complete waiver of farm loans up to June 2019 in areas hit by floods.
The delegation also demanded a compensation of Rs 1 lakh per hectare for sugarcane, Rs 50,000 for paddy, and Rs 40,000 for Nachani (finger millet). The party also demanded Rs 25,000 per hectare as compensation to once again make agricultural land cultivable.
The farmers and farm labourers should also be provided Rs 40,000 in cash, since they would not be able to till their lands for the next six months, the NCP charter said.