Mumbai, November 16: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday announced a relief package for the farmers hit by damage to crops due to the unseasonal rains during October and November. Farmers in Maharashtra suffered huge losses after uncharacteristic heavy rains in the state in October and November. The governor's move comes after political leaders from across party lines met the Governor asking for release of funds to help the farmers despite the political stalemate in the state resulting in President's rule in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Deadlock: Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena Meeting With Governor Called Off, No Appointment Received From Raj Bhavan.
Maharashtra Governor announced a relief of Rs 8,000 per hectare up to 2 hectare for agricultural Kharif crops and a relief of Rs. 18,000 per hectare up to 2 hectares for horticulture/perennial crops, following damage to crops by unseasonal rains during October-November. Sanjay Raut Reiterates That Maharashtra CM Will Be From Shiv Sena, Says He Wishes For a Sena CM For Next 25 Years.
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Maharashtra: Governor announces a relief of Rs. 8000 per hectare up to 2 hectare for agricultural Kharif crops & a relief of Rs. 18000 per hectare up to 2 hectares for horticulture/perennial crops, following damage to crops by unseasonal rains during Oct-Nov. pic.twitter.com/jeV3GbaPmN
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Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Friday had called on Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and urged him to release funds for farmers affected by unseasonal rains. Fadnavis also sought reopening and smooth functioning of the CM Relief Fund through the governor’s office to ensure timely help for needy persons as the state was currently under President’s rule. He said the governor had accepted both his demands. Maharashtra: Radio Channel Soon to Inform Farmers About Climate Change.
Earlier this month, the government had approved Rs 10,000 crore towards immediate assistance to farmers affected by unseasonal showers across Maharashtra. The decision was taken when Fadnavis was the chief minister.