Flood situation in Pandharpur, India, on Friday, October 16, 2020.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led authorities in Maharashtra authorities on Friday introduced a reduction package deal of Rs 10,000 crore for the rain-affected elements of the state, saying the quantity will probably be disbursed earlier than Diwali. The announcement from the chief minister’s workplace got here days after Thackeray took a assessment of the estimated losses to crops, livestock, construction within the areas which have been hit arduous by the rains.

The retreating monsoon prompted damages to harvest-ready crops throughout over 7 lakh hectares, in additional than 10 districts in central and western Maharashtra. Farmers have been anticipating bumper crops till torrential rain hit areas like Solapur, Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara, Osmanabad, Latur, Beed and Aurangabad final week after passable rainfall this monsoon.

The rains flattened standing crops like soya bean, cotton, gram, sugarcane, pomegranate. Cash crops, like cotton, soya bean and sugarcane additionally suffered intensive injury. Solapur in western Maharashtra and Osmanabad in central Maharashtra are the worst-affected.

Officials have mentioned that district collectors and divisional commissioners of the affected districts have been directed to finish spot assessments and launch compensation on the earliest.

At least 29 folks have been killed final week resulting from heavy rainfall final week in 5 districts in western Maharashtra. The Konkan area had sustained crop losses resulting from Cyclone Nisarga in June and heavy rainfall affected crops throughout 1.80 lakh hectares in Vidarbha in August. The state has already raised a requirement with the Centre for reduction to affected farmers.

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