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Uddhav says relief package for flood-hit farmers soon, doesn’t give a date

The Maharashtra government is under pressure to announce a relief package for the flood-hit farmers in the state.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2020, 14:02 IST
Swapnil Rawal   | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
Swapnil Rawal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Uddhav Thackeray is currently touring the flood-affected areas of western Maharashtra and Marathwada regions.
Uddhav Thackeray is currently touring the flood-affected areas of western Maharashtra and Marathwada regions.(Hindustan Times Photo)

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that the state will announce a relief package for farmers hit by damages to crops or property in flood-affected areas of the state in a couple of days. Thackeray made the statement during an interaction with farmers in Katagaon taluka of Osmanabad district where he is on a tour of the flood-affected areas.

Thackeray said nearly 80% of the spot inspections have been completed. However, he stopped short of giving any rough estimate of the crop damages or damages to property in the flood-affected areas of western Maharashtra and Marathwada region.

“I am aware that you all have come here with a lot of expectations from me [about] how much [package] will be announced. I don’t announce anything that I cannot fulfil. I have not come to announce anything so that you clap but I have come to comfort everybody that the government is with you... the spot inspections are nearly 80-90% completed; we have got an estimate. In a day or two, the [state] cabinet will meet. Whatever we decide will be to bring your life back on track,” Thackeray said.

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There is increased pressure on the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government to announce the relief package for the flood-affected region. The Bharatiya Janata Party led by former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is also touring the region and demanding immediate compensation for farmers.

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