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Sharad Pawar urges Maharashtra govt to waive farmers' loans in flood hit areas

ANI
Published : Aug 9, 2019, 11:02 am IST
Updated : Aug 9, 2019, 11:02 am IST

The NCP also said all public representatives of the party will donate one month's salary for flood relief.

Over two lakh people have been rescued and evacuated to safer places in Maharashtra, according to official estimates. (Photo: File)
 Over two lakh people have been rescued and evacuated to safer places in Maharashtra, according to official estimates. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday urged the Maharashtra government to waive loans of farmers who hail from flood-affected areas in the state.

The NCP also said all public representatives of the party will donate one month's salary for flood relief.

 

Over two lakh people have been rescued and evacuated to safer places in Maharashtra, according to official estimates.

The state is now grappling with a severe flood situation following incessant rains.

A total of 2,03,168 people have been saved in the rescue operations till Thursday evening, Chief Minister's Office said.

A total of 43 teams from multiple agencies including NDRF, SDRF and Indian Navy teams have been deployed in the state

125 boats have been deployed in flood-affected Sangli and Kolhapur districts. NDRF rescued over 3,500 people from Kolhapur.

As many as 27 people have died due to floods in five districts of Pune division while more than two lakh people have been evacuated to safer places from three districts of Kolhapur, Sangli, and Satara.

 

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