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Maharashtra: CM Thackeray announces Rs 10,000 cr relief package for flood-hit farmers

Maharashtra government on Friday announced Rs 10,000 crore relief package for distressed farmers in the state whose crops had ...
Maharashtra: CM Thackeray announces Rs 10,000 cr relief package for flood-hit farmers

Maharashtra government on Friday announced Rs 10,000 crore relief package for distressed farmers in the state whose crops had been impacted by unseasonal rains, according to an official statement.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced a package of Rs 10,000 crore for the victims hit by heavy rains and flood hit areas of Marathwada in the state. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at a press conference held on Friday. He has also said that the help would reach to flood-hit people before Diwali. 

"Central government is to pay Rs 38,000 crore to the state government. Had they paid to the state, we would not have faced difficulties in announcing the relief package. I request PM Narendra Modi to release state government's due at the earliest," Maharashtra Chief Minister said while addressing a press conference.

Relief package breakdown:

Rs 5500 crore for Agriculture

Rs 2635 crore for Roads and bridges

Rs 300 cr for the urban development department

Rs 239 cr for power utilities

Rs 102 cr for Water resources

Rs 1000 crore for rural roads and water supplyrab.

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