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Maha drought relief: Fadnavis meets PM's principal secretary

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Devendra Friday met the to the and sought early Central assistance to tackle drought in the state.

A statement from the chief minister's office (CMO) said met Nripendra Misra, to Narendra Modi, in Friday morning and the had given a proposal of Rs 7,962.63 crore for drought relief.

The statement informed that a Central team was currently in to assess the drought situation.

received inadequate rainfall this monsoon and the government recently declared drought in 151 out of the 353 talukas in the state.

The CMO statement said Misra assured the state government of early assistance from the Centre.

also demanded that Maharashtra be allotted six lakh more houses under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY) as the had provided up to Rs 50,000 for purchase of plots of 500 square feet for the scheme.

Fadnavis requested for the early finalisation of draft CRZ (Coastal Regulation Zone) notification as well as that of eco-sensitive zones of Tungareshwar, Thane and Solapur's Great Indian Bustard Wildlife Sanctuary.

He also requested for deployment of in tiger safaris to promote eco-tourism in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve as it could reduce man-animal conflicts and boost tourism, the statement said.

Other issues discussed included requirement of railway land requirement for the Dharavi redevelopment project and a HUDCO loan for Jalgaon Municipal Corporation, the statement informed.

A committee will be formed, comprising officials from the as well as CEO, Dharavi Redevelopment in connection with the railway plot, it added.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 16:00 IST