Madhya Pradesh government asks Essar to pay Rs 50 lakh for crop loss


Madhya Pradesh government asks Essar to pay Rs 50 lakh for crop loss

District collector in Singrauli has asked Essar Energy’s thermal power plant to deposit a sum of Rs 50 lakhs against crop loss farmers have suffered following collapse fly-ash dyke mud wall collapse. Company has reportedly agreed to it.

“We have asked them to deposit this fund with us so that it can be distributed among farmers who have suffered loss to their crops and houses,” said collector K V S Chaudhary. The wall had collapsed in heavy rain on Wednesday night. Essar Power MP Ltd (EPMPL), in a statement, said it was sabotage by anti-social elements.

Singrauli collector K V S Chaudhary said 490 farmers have reported crop loss so far. Administration has organised camps to address public grievances and assess loss to agriculture. “Agriculture in around 198 acres of land got damaged,” – he said adding EPMPL has deployed 250 labours and heavy machineries to clear the slurry.

While on other hand sources say, the most of the land on which farmers have made claims belong to the EMPL and it were acquired after compensating the farmers. Read more

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