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Maha govt yet to start drought relief measures, claims Munde

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

of Opposition in the Legislative Council claimed Wednesday that the BJP-led had yet to take any steps for drought relief.

On October 31, the declared drought in 151 talukas in 26 of the 36 districts in the state.

Speaking to reporters in the drought-affected district, said, "The declaration of drought is only on paper."

The government had not yet initiated any drought relief measures, he alleged.

"district has been especially neglected. The is not holding review meetings here. May be because (Pankaja Munde, his estranged cousin) is not in the country," the NCP said.

The drought looming over the state is worse than the one in 1972, but the government is yet to provide financial assistance and arrange supply of drinking water and fodder, he claimed.

The opposition will not let the function during the coming winter session until the government concedes its demand of assistance of Rs 50,000 per hectare to farmers, waiver of their and supply of water tankers and fodder, said.

had said Tuesday that the state will seek Rs 7,000 crore from the Centre for drought relief.

When contacted for his reaction on Munde's allegation, Fadnavis said all relief measures that are necessary during a drought are being taken.

He will hold a review meeting in district soon after Diwali, the added.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 16:55 IST
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