Compensation delays for 9,854 farmers in Vijayanagar, says DC

Hospet (Vijaynagar): District Collector MS Diwakar announced that ₹130 crore in compensation has been paid to 1.09 lakh farmers for drought-related crop losses in the district. However, 9,854 farmers have not received payments due to technical issues, such as inactive accounts and Aadhaar linkage problems.

As the chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, Diwakar emphasized that the administration is helping farmers resolve these issues quickly. Problems include mismatched names on Aadhaar and bank records, incorrect IFSC codes, and discrepancies in NPCI links.

Diwakar advised farmers to verify their Fruits ID numbers with their land parcels and ensure their bank accounts are linked to NPCI. If discrepancies exist, farmers should visit the Agriculture Department’s Farmer Contact Center to update their information.

He stressed the importance of matching names on Aadhaar cards and bank accounts, and addressing any account suspensions due to invalid status, closures, or Aadhaar-related issues. Farmers with concerns should contact their local agriculture department or taluk office for assistance.

The government continues to distribute relief funds, and these should not be deducted from any existing bank loans due to the drought. Additional District Collector Anuradha G. has instructed agriculture and horticulture officials to correct payment data immediately. Officials, including Joint Director of Agriculture Ramesh and Deputy Director of Horticulture Department Chidananda, participated in a video conference to address these issues.

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