NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday stated he’ll meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hunt help for farmers who’ve suffered losses as a result of heavy rains in Maharashtra.
The previous Union minister visited Kankarbawadi, Sastur villages in Osmanabad district of Marathwada area within the morning and interacted with farmers affected by the heavy rains that lashed elements of state over the previous few days.
Heavy rains and floods have claimed not less than 48 lives in Maharashtra’s Pune, Konkan and Aurangabad divisions whereas crops on lakhs of hectares have been broken extensively.
Twenty-nine individuals have died in rain-related incidents in western Maharashtra which comes beneath Pune division, 16 in central Maharashtra’s Aurangabad division, which covers Osmanabad, and three in coastal Konkan, officers stated on Friday.
“The central authorities ought to assist the farmers right here and for that, I’ll meet the prime minister together with different Members of Parliament,” Mr Pawar stated speaking to farmers within the Sastur village.
The state authorities has its limitations in serving to farmers affected by the heavy rains and the central authorities ought to assist on this case, the Rajya Sabha member stated.
“I’ve informed different Members of Parliament that we are going to go to New Delhi within the subsequent eight to 10 days and have a gathering with the prime minister on this. The treatment for the problem have to be discovered by the state and the Centre collectively,” the previous Union agriculture minister stated.