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Those hit by August 29 Mumbai deluge may get relief from Maharashtra government

The issue was flagged by PWD minister Eknath Shinde in the state cabinet meeting on Thursday

mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2017 09:32 IST
Faisal Malik
Faisal Malik
Hindustan Times
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The Maharashtra government has decided to provide relief to people affected with the recent floods in Mumbai and Thane. This will be done by conducting panchnamas by collector offices. The relief will be announced once panchnamas process is completed, a source said.

Many people were affected with the recent floods in Mumbai and Thane following heavy rainfall. Some of them were badly hit and have also faced losses as flood water entered their homes.

The issue was flagged by PWD (public undertakings) minister Eknath Shinde, who is also a guardian minister of Thane, in the state cabinet meeting on Thursday. He also demanded relief for all those who have faced losses during floods.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis accepted the demand immediately and said the decision would be taken as special case, Shinde said.

The state government has already started the process of providing ex-gratia of Rs4 lakh to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives in the floods. Mumbai saw five death, while Thane recorded six.

“Directives will be issued to the all three collectorates — Mumbai, Suburbs and Thane — to start panchnamas of the affected families. We will determine the losses. Based on the assessment, relief will be decided by the government,” said a senior official.

First Published: Sep 08, 2017 09:32 IST