Mumbai: In a recent development, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has announced that the first installment of assistance will be disbursed immediately.
This comes after CM met the group of ministers who took stock of the situation of the unseasonal rain-affected areas on Wednesday.
“CM Devendra Fadnavis chaired a meeting with all those ministers who visited unseasonal rain-affected areas to take stock of the situation. All ministers briefed CM about the on-ground situation and submitted their observations and suggestions,” CMO Maharashtra tweeted.
Fadnavis have also directed various measures for farm laborers including food security.
According to the Chief Minister’s Office, Fadnavis announced that all measures would be taken just like the drought situation and the first installment of aid would be given immediately and not linked with the loan account so that farmers could keep the cash in hand.
“CM also directed to form an EGS scheme for cleaning of all farms, proper coordination with insurance companies as over 50lakh farmers are in insurance ambit and asked Finance Department to keep assistance to farmers as the top priority, more importantly as this is a rare situation in the last 40 years,” CMO added.
CM also directed to form an EGSscheme for cleaning of all farms,proper coordination with insurance companies as over 50lakh farmers are in insurance ambit & asked FinanceDept to keep assistance to farmers as top priority,more importantly as this is a rare situation in last 40yrs.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) November 6, 2019
The Chief Minister had on November 2 said that the recent unseasonal rains have destroyed the harvested crops across the state and the farmers have suffered heavy losses due to the same.