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Take Loan to Help Rain-hit Farmers, Athawale Tells Maharashtra Govt

File picture of Union Minister Ramdas Athawale.

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

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  • Final Up to date: October 18, 2020, 23:35 IST
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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 offer monetary help to farmers, who’ve been affected by heavy rains and floods. He was in Nashik to take a assessment of the coronavirus scenario within the district.

“The rains have brought about plenty of harm within the state and farmers needs to be given speedy 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 no less than 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 determination” on reopening temples and different non secular locations “because of the stress 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 circumstances within the district.

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