Aurangabad, Maharashtra, May 10 (UNI): In another interaction with the Sarpanchs and top officials of the Parbhani, Beed and Osmanabad districts, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday that the drought compensation of total Rs 845.64 crore has been deposited into 14.17 lakh bank accounts of farmers of these districts.
In his interaction with the districts collectors, block development officers and Sarpanchs of the three districts through audio-bridge conferencing on second consecutive day from his official ‘Varsha’ bungalow in Mumbai, he took stock of measures being taken by the administration to tackle the drought situation.
Of the total amount of drought compensation, Rs 181.47 crore had been deposited into 2.54 lakh bank accounts of farmers in Parbhani, Rs 428 crore into 7.84 lakh farmers’ accounts in Beed and Rs 236.17 crore into 3.79 lakh farmers’ accounts in Osmanabad, he said.
He further said that apart from that, Rs 61.85 crore were deposited into 1.41 lakh farmers’ accounts of Parbhani under Crop Insurance Scheme and Rs seven crore were deposited into 34,500 farmers’ accounts of the district under the PM’s Sanman Yojna.
Mr Fadnavis further said that similarly, Rs 195 crore were deposited into 4.33 lakh accounts of farmers in Beed under Crop Insurance Scheme and Rs 15.95 crore in 80,000 farmers’ accounts under the PM’s Sanman Yojna.
He also said that likewise in Osmanabad, Rs 168.96 crore were deposited into 4.75 lakh farmers accounts under Crop Insurance Scheme and Rs 11.98 crore into 60,000 farmers accounts under the PM’s Sanman Yojna.
The Chief Minister directed the collectors of these districts to resolve the problems of drinking water, fodder camps and employment to affected labourers within two days after demands arise.
Beed is the worest affected district in the Marathwada region where at present more than 600 fodder camps and more than 800 water tankers were engaged in providing water to more than 600 villages and more than 300 hamlets.
Mr Fadnavis also instructed the officials of the three districts to carry out various ongoing works to mitigate the drought without disturbing the model code of conduct being in force.
He also directed the officials of the three districts to resolve any complaint regarding drought relief measures within 48 hours.