Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020 | Last Update : 10:27 AM IST

182nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra122438091634833015 Andhra Pradesh6317495518215410 Tamil Nadu5473374919718871 Karnataka5268764233778145 Uttar Pradesh3588932895945135 Delhi2492592133045014 West Bengal2283021989834421 Odisha184122149379763 Telangana1726081419301042 Bihar169856155824870 Assam159320129130578 Kerala13863398720554 Gujarat1247671051913337 Rajasthan116881972841352 Haryana113075908841177 Madhya Pradesh108167836182007 Punjab99930754092860 Chhatisgarh8618347653680 Jharkhand7267358543626 Jammu and Kashmir65026421151024 Uttarakhand4177729000501 Goa2875322726360 Puducherry2319118065467 Tripura2227215441245 Himachal Pradesh124387836125 Chandigarh102987411123 Manipur9010683859 Arunachal Pradesh7385540813 Nagaland5544445110 Meghalaya4733252838 Sikkim2447190529 Mizoram158510120
  Metros   Mumbai  16 Nov 2019  Devendra Fadnavis demands release of CM relief fund

Devendra Fadnavis demands release of CM relief fund

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 16, 2019, 6:45 am IST
Updated : Nov 16, 2019, 6:45 am IST

Fadnavis met the governor as the state is currently under President’s rule and the governor, on behalf of the President, can release the funds.

Ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis meeting govenor B.S Koshyari.
 Ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis meeting govenor B.S Koshyari.

Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis Friday called on Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and urged him to release funds for farmers affected by unseasonal rains.

Mr Fadnavis also sought the reopening and smooth functioning of the CM’s relief fund through the governor’s office to ensure timely aid to needy persons.

 

Mr Fadnavis met the governor as the state is currently under President’s rule and the governor, on behalf of the President, can release the funds. The former chief minister later said that the governor accepted both his demands.

After the meeting, Mr Fadnavis tweeted, “Met hon’ble governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai, to request the release of funds to farmers affected by unseasonal rains. The hon’ble governor assured immediate action on this (sic).”

In another tweet, Mr Fadnavis said, “I also requested the reopening and smooth functioning of the chief minister’s relief fund through the hon’ble governor’s office so that no needy patient is deprived of necessary and timely support (sic).”

 

Mr Fadnavis’ meeting with the governor came at a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party’s estranged ally Shiv Sena is making efforts to form the government with the help of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), its political rivals till recently.

Earlier this month, the government approved `10,000 crore as immediate assistance to farmers affected by unseasonal showers across the state of Maharashtra.

The decision was taken when Mr Fadnavis was the chief minister of Maharashtra.  

According to officials, initial estimates show that crops sown on 54.22 lakh hectares across 325 talukas in at least 12 districts have been damaged due to untimely rains in various parts of the state.

 

The damaged crops include rice, jowar, paddy, cotton, and soybean.

Tags: devendra fadnavis, bhagat singh koshyari