Mumbai: In Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reached rain-affected areas in Osmanabad district today to inspect the damage caused to the farmers due to heavy rain in the area.
The Chief Minister today assured the villagers of Katgaon near Tuljapur in Osmanabad district that the State Government is putting all the efforts to help the affected farmers in the region. Thackeray also stated that the State Cabinet will soon pass decisions for the benefit and welfare of the farmers. The Chief Minister also distributed cheques with the government relief fund to the affected farmers.
Meanwhile, Opposition leader of the Legislative Council Pravin Darekar also visited rain-affected regions in Sangli district. Criticizing MVA Government for not taking timely decisions for the rain-affected farmers Mr Darekar said that instead of directly visiting farmers and giving them relief help, the MVA Government is politicizing the matter.
He also said that at one side the State Government claims that it needs time for overall inspection and confirmation of the farm sector loss due to last week’s heavy rains while on the other side, its leaders blame the Centre for not provinding immediate funds for the farmers.