Take loan to help rain-hit farmers: Athawale tells Maharashtra govt

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Nashik: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday mentioned that if the Maharashtra govermment doesn’t come up with the money for, it ought to take mortgage to supply monetary help to farmers, who’ve been affected by heavy rains and floods. He was in Nashik to take a assessment of the coronavirus state of affairs within the district.

“The rains have brought on a whole lot of harm within the state and farmers needs to be given quick help. If the state coffers are empty, compensate the farmers for crop harm by borrowing mortgage,” Athawale mentioned in a press convention.

Heavy rains and floods earlier this week have claimed at the very least 48 lives in Pune, Aurangabad and Konkan divisions, whereas crops on lakhs of hectares have been broken.

Athawale criticised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for “not taking any choice” on reopening temples and different non secular locations “because of the strain by ruling allies Congress and NCP”.

“The federal government ought to respect the general public sentiments and locations of worship of all religions within the state ought to reopen beneath police safety,” he mentioned.

He expressed satisfaction over the reducing variety of coronavirus instances within the district.

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