As many as 85,000 applications have been received till now, Pannu said, adding the last date for submission of these applications is November 30.
"Every application has to be verified by village panchayat and then by revenue authorities to ensure that only the non-basmati cultivating farming families owning land up to 5 acres and having not burnt any part of the field, are recommended for compensation," he said in an official release.
Pannu warned that any sarpanch or revenue officer wrongly recommending any applicant would face stern action.
He also cautioned that farmers giving wrong undertaking to seek compensation would also face action for fraudulently claiming the public money.
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