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Maha CM Thackeray Announces Rs 100-crore Financial Aid For Nisarga Cyclone-Hit Raigad

Mumbai: Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray announced a financial aid of Rs 100 crore for Raigad district, which was devastated by cyclone ‘Nisarga’ earlier this week.

On Friday, CM Uddhav Thackeray and state minister Aditya Thackeray visited Alibaug taluka in Raigad district, which is 110km from Mumbai, to inspect the situation.

CM said he gave orders for expeditious assessment of the damage caused by the cyclone which made landfall in the coastal districts on Wednesday afternoon.

“In Raigad district, an immediate inquiry has been ordered into the damage caused by #CycloneNisarga and Rs 100 crore will be provided as emergency relief,” Thackeray said.

“This assistance(of Rs 100 crore) will be given for emergency relief. This is just a beginning. Don’t call it a package,” he further added.

Thackeray said that the coronavirus threat can increase because of rain and we have to stop other rain-related ailments as well.  “Restoring electricity supply, telecommunications, and house repairs is our priority,” he said. 

Raigad’s Guardian Minister Aditi Tatkare and district collector Nidhi Chaudhary briefed Thackeray about the post-cyclone situation.

‘Nisarga’ cyclone was a type one cyclone which is the weakest type, which saved Maharashtra from the worst impact of it.

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