Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the amount of compensation will be sent to the farmers’ bank accounts by September 7, 2023, after assessing the damage to crops caused due to floods and incessant rains recently.The Deputy CM, who also holds the portfolio of Revenue and Disaster Management, gave this information while addressing a press conference at Haryana-Niwas here today.He said that this is unprecedented when the government has declared floods for the first time in the state. He informed that during the recent floods, massive water logging was reported in about 1,475 villages and 47 people have also lost their lives in the state. He further informed that Rs. 1.60 crore has been given to the next of kin of the 40 deceased. Soon the assistance amount will be sent to the other 7 deceased as well.Sh. Dushyant Chautala informed that crops in about 4.08 lakh acres have been affected due to floods in the state. If a farmer has not yet uploaded the report of his crop damage on the e-Kshatipurti portal, then he must upload it upto August 18. He further informed that once the reports are received, assessment will be done and by September 7, the amount of compensation will be transferred to the bank account of the affected farmers.The Deputy Chief Minister said that the state government has taken three new decisions in the interest of the farmers. First, ‘Khsatipurti sahayak’ are being appointed to meet the shortage of patwaris (so that the loss of crops can be assessed on time). Second, Girdawar-assistants will be appointed as per the requirement to assist the Girdawars to assess crop loss caused in heavy rainfall or non-flood areas.Giving information about the third important decision, he said that due to the heavy flow of water in the Yamuna river during floods, the areas of Yamuna Nagar, Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat and Palwal, Faridabad districts adjoining the Yamuna have been badly affected especially the fields around that area. Due to erosion of the land, the crops of the farmers are not only damaged, but also a large amount of silt has been accumulated in their fields.In the interest of such affected farmers, the state government is preparing a new policy, under which the silt collected in the farmer’s field will be auctioned, in which one-third of the amount received from the auction up to Rs. 10 lakhs will be given to farmer and two-third will be deposited in the government’s account. This policy will benefit both the farmer and the government. He informed that Haryana will be the first state to implement this unique policy in the country.Sh. Dushyant Chautala further informed that 475 houses have been completely damaged in the state due to floods, out of which claims for 108 houses have been ensured to the affected. He informed that more than 1,324 roads have been damaged in the state, in which a total loss of Rs. 338 crore is expected.He informed that most of the roads which were damaged and blocked due to floods have been re-opened. In order to get the work of repairing the roads done as soon as possible, the government will delegate small works costing up to Rs. 20 lakhs at XEN-SDO level committees. He said that joint tenders will be called for works ranging from Rs. 20 lakhs to Rs. 1 crore. Apart from these, road works costing more than Rs. 1 crore will be carried out by inviting tenders through the engineering portal of the PWD department.The Deputy Chief Minister said for the convenience in future, the government has decided that pipes will be laid under the roads at the places of such erosion, so that if there is a need to drain water in future, water can pass through these pipes and traffic movement will not hamper .