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Chavan ridicules net placed at Mantralaya to prevent suicides

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today ridiculed the for placing a safety net over the open space across the first floor of

The PWD department installed the net to prevent suicides after two individuals tried to jump off the corridors of the seven-storeyed building.

Chavan, who is touring the areas in Marathwada which were affected by hailstorms, told reporters that the situation was such today that safety nets would have to be set up not just at but everywhere.

"Instead of doing this, the government should give jobs to educated unemployed and a good price for farm produce," he said.

He alleged that despite over 24 hours having passed since the hailstorms in different parts of the state, no had visited the affected areas to conduct panchnamas or provide relief.

"About seven to eight people have reportedly died. It was expected that the government would take quick decisions to provide compensation. So far, no has visited these areas to conduct panchnamas and provide relief to the affected farmers," said.

visited the family of who died in the hailstorm at Chudava village in district.

"A primary damage assessment report on the hailstorms has stated that over 1.25 lakh hectare of crops were damaged in 1,086 villages of 11 districts," had said yesterday.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 18:00 IST