Maharashtra Announces Rs 10,000 Crore Aid Package For Rain-Hit Areas

The amount will be disbursed before Diwali, the Chief Minister's Office said.

Maharashtra Announces Rs 10,000 Crore Aid Package For Rain-Hit Areas

Nearly Rs 3,800 crores have been disbursed to the affected so far, Uddhav Thackeray said (File)

Mumbai:

Maharashtra government has announced a package of Rs 10,000 crores for the rain-affected parts of the state.

The amount will be disbursed before Diwali, according to the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).

"It is the government's duty to give help those affected by flood and rain. After the review meeting, I have decided to give Rs 10,000 crores as help to farmers and affected people for various work in the flood-hit region. We are trying this help reaches people by Diwali," Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said.

"Instead of Rs 6,800 per hectare help to farmers, we are increasing it to Rs 10,000 per hectare," he added.

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"I will also urge the Centre to do the same. Till now, we have given approximately Rs 3,800 crores in help to disaster-affected people," he said.

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