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Uddhav Thackeray Announces Rs 10,000 Cr Aid For Flood Victims In Maharashtra

Mumbai: The Maharashtra authorities on Friday introduced a right away aid package deal of Rs 10,000 crore for the victims of the latest floods that hit massive elements of western Maharashtra and Marathwada, claiming round 50 lives.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray mentioned that the quantity will probably be disbursed by Diwali to supply succour to the flood-hit individuals forward of the pageant season.

Of the overall package deal, Rs 5,500 crore will probably be for agriculture functions, Rs 2,635 crore for rebuilding/repairing roads and bridges, Rs 1,000 crore for rural roads and water provide, Rs 300 crore for city improvement, Rs 239 crore for energy utilities and Rs 102 crore for water assets.

The CM additionally urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the pending dues of the state on varied counts.

“The Centre has to pay Rs 38,000 crore to the state government… If they had cleared the amount, we would not have faced difficulties in announcing the relief package,” Thackeray identified.

He known as upon the opposition Bharatiya Janata Occasion to not bask in politics over aid and rehabilitation of the flood victims.

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“I don’t want to discuss politics… Whatever I have to, I shall speak as Shiv Sena President at the Dassehra Rally,” Thackeray mentioned.

Ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Occasion-Congress have welcomed the aid package deal and mentioned it will assist the distressed farmers and others battered by the latest unprecedented heavy rains and the resultant floods in a number of districts.

Sena chief Kishore Tiwari lauded the package deal and mentioned that the Centre should now be magnanimous and instantly launch a Rs 50,000-crore package deal for the flood victims.

State NCP President and Minister Jayant Patil welcomed the package deal saying it would assist the affected individuals rebuild their lives after the mega-tragedy.

Income Minister Balasaheb Thorat, who can also be the state Congress chief, mentioned that the MVA authorities stands firmly behind the farmers on this time of disaster and the help package deal will assist them stand on their toes once more.

“The government will give compensation of Rs 10,000/hectare to rain-fed and irrigated lands for the damage, and will cover losses in upto two hectares. Horticulture farmers will get Rs 25,000/hectare which would help them recover from the losses,” he mentioned.

Slamming the Centre, he mentioned that “no Central team has arrived to survey the flood-hit areas” even after so many days for the reason that tragedy which claimed round 50 lives up to now.

“The Covid outbreak has already posed a major financial challenge before the state… Rs 38,000 crore is pending with the centre. Even in such a critical situation, the MVA government has announced the huge relief package,” Thorat added.

Presided over by Thackeray, the assembly was attended by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on videoconference as he’s dwelling quarantine in Pune, Thorat, Water Sources Minister Patil, Soil & Water Conservation Minister Shankarrao Gadakh-Patil, Reduction & Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar and different senior officers.

(IANS)

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