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CM Kejriwal announces compensation for farmers

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 for per acre of damaged crops to farmers of the national Capital and said his government will fulfill all the promises made by AAP in the run-up to Delhi Assembly polls.

Addressing a rally at Mundka in West Delhi, Kejriwal said that farmers of Delhi have faced huge losses due to unseasonal rains and AAP government would always stand by them in their time of difficulty. “We will provide a relief of Rs 20,000 per acre to farmers who have faced losses due to crop damage. This is the highest compensation announced by any government so far,” he said.

Referring to the rift in AAP, Kejriwal claimed there have been efforts to defame him. The Chief Minister also listed various initiatives taken by his government and said that offering 50 per cent power subsidy to around 90 per cent of the total consumers was a major decision.

“Congress and BJP could not slash power tariff. We could do it as our intention is very clear,” he said.

Public consultation for budget on April 19
To involve the common man in the preparation of Delhi Budget, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will kick-start the public consultation process at a meeting in Patparganj constituency on April 19, which will be followed by 11 more of such gatherings.

The AAP government will hold public meetings in 12 places to seek the peoples’ opinion for the city’s budget. Earlier, the government had decided to start public consultation on April 12 but it has been shifted to next week as the Chief Minister will hold a public rally in Karawal Nagar on Sunday to discuss the issue of unauthorised construction.

The CM held a public rally in Mundka for rain-hit farmers on Saturday. “The idea is to cover all 70 constituencies during the five-year tenure. This time we have chosen 12 constituencies, where public meetings will be held and locals will come up with their issues. The Chief Minister will start the public meeting from Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sidosia’s Patparganj constituency,” a senior government official said. The AAP government has decided to seek public opinion for the budget preparation to decentralise decision making.

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