Covid-19 impact: Maharashtra CM discuss ways to protect agriculture revenue

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Mumbai: Mumbai: Coronavirus is not only impacting the health systems of many countries but also it hardly hit the economy. In India, all states in coordination with the Centre are taking all measures to fight against the coronavirus. States are working hard to minimise the Covid-19 impact on their finances.

State chief minister Uddhav Thackeray convened meeting with ministers on Thursday and discussed the ways to protect agriculture revenue amid the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.

According to the reports published in Livemint.com, the government took stock of the situation on the agricultural front and discussed ways to preserve the revenue the state earns from the cultivation of various seasonal crops.

Out of 174 lakh hectare cultivable land in the state, 149.7 lakh hectares is under Kharif crops and 57 lakh hectares under rabi crops. Apart from sugarcane, Kharif crops include rice, millets, maize, cotton, tur and others.

Last year, Maharashtra witnessed flood, in which many farmers suffered a huge loss.

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