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Uttar Pradesh: Four dies due to electrocution, CM Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 4 lakh compensation

Uttar Pradesh news: Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Muzaffarnagar, Jalaun, Jhansi, Kanpur Dehat, Shahjahanpur, Lalitpur and Saharanpur were hit by hailstorms between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Lucknow Updated on: March 03, 2024 20:31 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE) Uttar Pradesh: Four dies after lightning strike incidents in parts of state.

Uttar Pradesh news: Four people died in separate lightning strike incidents in Uttar Pradesh today (March 3) as rain and hailstorms lashed parts of the state, a senior official said.

The deaths were reported from Lakhimpur Kheri, Hardoi, Sitapur and Shahjahanpur, said Relief Commissioner Naveen Kumar. Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Muzaffarnagar, Jalaun, Jhansi, Kanpur Dehat, Shahjahanpur, Lalitpur and Saharanpur were hit by hailstorms between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm, he said.

A report was received from Mathura about a house collapse due to heavy rain, Kumar added.

Yogi Adityanath orders survey of damages to crops by inclement weather, compensation to farmers

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered survey of damages caused to crops by strong winds and hailstorm in the state since late Friday night and submission of report to the concerned department for transferring compensation amount to the accounts of the affected farmers within 24 hours. The chief minister has also warned the officers of strict action in case of any of kind of negligence in helping the affected farmers out.

According to a press statement issued by the state government, on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Principal Secretary Revenue P Guru Prasad has directed all the district magistrates, SDMs and tehsildars of the state to conduct an on-the-spot survey. Also, instructions have been given to upload the survey report on the concerned department's portal as soon as possible.

A total of 7020 farmers from 50 districts had applied for compensation for the damaged crops till March 2. Following completion of the survey, compensation for crop losses will be provided by both the insurance companies and the revenue department. According to provisions, the compensation is to be paid within 24 hours after survey has been completed.

In light of the adverse weather conditions, the relief department has issued a warning and urged individuals to venture out of their homes only for essential works. Significantly, on-the-spot survey has been concluded for 2681 applications, while efforts are underway at an urgent pace for acting on 4339 applications. Additionally, with the adverse weather persisting, it is anticipated that further applications for compensation for crop damage will be submitted.

The highest number of applications for crop damage compensation, totalling 1256, have been submitted by the farmers from Hamirpur. This is followed by 997 applications from Jalaun, 969 from Mirzapur, 812 from Lalitpur, 650 from Jhansi and 580 from Banda, in addition to more than 100 farmers from half a dozen districts. Compensation is paid only to those farmers whose crops are damaged by more than 33 per cent due to floods, hailstorms and non-seasonal rains.

3 people lost lives in Kaushambi

Three persons, including the DJ, died when a high voltage electric current passed through the music system during a wedding ceremony in Kaushambhi district, police said. The incident took place around midnight in Dulhaniyapur village of Kaushambhi district when the dwar puja was taking place.

The three injured persons were rushed to the hospital where all three died during treatment. The deceased included Bhaiyya Ram, 22, younger brother of the groom. The police reached the wedding venue and inspected the site.

Chhotelal, father of Bhaiyya Ram, refused to allow post-mortem. No FIR has been lodged in connection with the incident.

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