Sharad Pawar meets Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to discuss relief for cyclone-hit Konkan

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Updated: Jun 11, 2020 5:58 PM

The MVA government in Maharashtra has already declared Rs 100 crore relief to cyclone-hit Raigad and Rs 75 crore to Ratnagiri.

Sharad Pawar discusses modalities of providing relief to cyclone-hit Konkan people with CM Uddhav Thackeray. (file pic)

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to discuss the modalities of providing relief to the Konkan region, which bore the brunt of cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’ last week. The hour-long meeting took place at the city mayor’s bungalow in central Mumbai.

Earlier this week, the NCP chief visited Raigad and Ratnagiri districts to assess the damage caused by the cyclone. He had assured people from affected areas that the state government would soon provide relief and the Central government aid would also be sought.

The government has already declared Rs 100 crore relief to Raigad and Rs 75 crore to Ratnagiri.

Speaking to reporters, Raigad MP Sunil Tatkare said Pawar has briefed the chief minister about his visit to Konkan and appraised him about the damages suffered by horticulture and fisheries sectors, and the tourism industry, which was already hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The NCP chief also suggested that the state government take a policy decision to provide relief to affected people at the earliest, he said.

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