Mumbai, Maharashtra: Maharashtra government on Friday announced Rs 10,000 crore relief package for farmers whose crops had been impacted by unseasonal rains. It would be disbursed to farmers before Diwali.
After holding a review meeting on floods and heavy rains, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray made the announcement during a press conference.
Earlier he had visited the flood-hit areas and assured the farmers that the government will announce a relief package soon. A similar demand was made by former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis after he visited the flood-hit areas.
The heavy monsoon rains has badly affected parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada region of Maharashtra. It has affected the sugarcane and other crops grown in the region.
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