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Maha drought: Lent support to 5k farmers' families, says Sena

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Saturday claimed to have distributed and household items to 5,000 families of farmers affected by drought in

A statement issued by the Sena here said farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha are having to grapple with severe drought conditions during Diwali.

"Thus, the Sena is lending a helping hand to 5,000 families of farmers in Amravati, Buldhana, Parbhani, Aurangabad, Akola, Hingoli, Jalna, Beed, Latur, Washim, Nanded, Osmanabad and Yavatmal," it said.

As part of its programme, the Sena has distributed 15 kgs wheat and rice, 5 litres edible oil, 5 kgs sugar, 3 kgs dal, 2 kgs rawa and maida, soaps and other household items to them in Diwali, the statement said.

On October 31, the declared drought in 151 talukas across 26 districts.

Of these, 112 are facing "severe drought" and 39 "medium drought".

The state comprises 355 talukas, of which 182 were declared "drought-prone" on October 24.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 20:20 IST