State to seek Rs 6,813 cr funds from Central govt

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

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Mumbai: Maharashtra government would seek Rs 6,813 crore Central aid to tackle the flood-induced crisis, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Tuesday.

“The proposal would be forwarded to the Centre soon,” he said and added that till then, the State would use its own corpus for the purpose. 

“A committee of experts will be set up shortly to recommend measures if the State again witnessed the kind of rainfall it received in the last four days,” Fadnavis said. The assistance would include Rs 4,708 crore for the worst-hit Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara districts, and Rs 2,105 crore for the coastal Konkan region, Nashik and other districts, he said.

On the Rs 4,708 crore relief measures, he said that Rs 300 crore would be spent on helping families of flood victims.

“Rs 25 crore on relief works, Rs 27 crore on food, medicine and clothing of nearly 4.75 lakh people taking shelter at temporary camps, and around Rs 70 crore for the cleanup operation,” Fadnavis added. 

Rs 2,088 crore will be given to farmers towards crop damages, Rs 30 crore for loss of livestock, Rs 11 crore to fishermen, Rs 222 crore for repair of damaged houses, Rs 876 crore for restoring 147 big and small roads and 66 bridges. 

Also Rs 168 crore would be spent on irrigation and water resources department works, while Rs 75 crore on health initiatives. 

A sum of  Rs 125 crore to repair educational institutions and resumption of water supply, Fadnavis said. Rs 300 crore will be disbursed to small traders and businessmen for the losses suffered due to the flood. 

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