Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today announced formation of a five-member committee to decide on the draft bill prepared to safeguard the interests of sharecroppers.

In a meeting of the inter-ministerial committee held today, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty said the five-member committee would comprise secretaries of cooperative, agriculture and revenue departments.

"The committee will submit report in 14 days, following which the inter-ministerial committee will take the final call on the draft bill on June 19," said Mohanty.

The land leasing act aims to recognise and protect the rights of sharecroppers across the States they are still deprived of various benefits. Through this new act, the sharecroppers are expected to get the benefit of crop insurance, compensation in case of crop loss and all other benefits provided by the State government.