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.
It is govt's duty to give help to those affected by flood & rains. After review meeting, I've decided to give Rs 10000 crores help to farmers & affected people for various work in flood-hit region. We're trying this help reaches people by Diwali: Maharasthra CM Uddhav Thackeray https://t.co/oFvJJjOkLOpic.twitter.com/pkZ8BpW3AN— ANI (@ANI) October 23, 2020