The Bihar government has announced compensation for farmers who could not even sow this Kharif season as large tracts of agricultural land remained under water due to excessive monsoon rainfall. The general practice has been to compensate only those who lose standing crops due to bad weather floods, droughts. –
The Bihar cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar October 11, 2021 approved Rs 550 crore for farmers whose standing crop was damaged this monsoon season. It has also, in a first, earmarked Rs 100 crore in farm subsidy to farmers who could not cultivate on their land due to waterlogging.
Source: Down To Earth