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Karnataka government announces Rs 162 crore package for weavers, veggi, fruit growers.
May 15, 2020

Karnataka government on Thursday announced a Rs 162 crore financial relief package for vegetable and fruit growers and weavers of power looms, who are in distress because of COVID-19 induced lockdown.
 
Farmers who had grown vegetables in 50,083 hectares (ha) and those who had grown fruits in 41,054 ha will be given Rs 15,000 per ha amounting to Rs 137 crore, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said.
 
This was in line with earlier commitment by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa when he announced Rs 1,610 crore relief to farmers, barbers and taxi drivers among others that similar assistance would be provided to these sectors also, he told reporters here.
    

The Economic Times

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