Maha provides Rs 266.24 crores aid to farmers

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 13:16

Nagpur: The Maharashtra government has extended financial assistance to a tune of Rs 266.24 crores to the farmers affected by excess rains that damaged crops in Nagpur division during 2011-12.

Of this, Rs 226.33 crores have been disbursed to the affected persons, an official release said here on Tuesday.

Cotton, soya and paddy growers in Nagpur division were mostly affected due to heavy rains and Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan had reviewed the losses during a meeting held here recently.

However, Rs 39.91 crores were yet to be disbursed as either some of the affected persons were not available in their respective villages or some of them did not provide correct numbers of their bank accounts while some did not have any bank account.
The district-wise assistance is as follows: Nagpur Rs 75.40 crores, Wardha Rs 86.54 cr, Bhandara Rs 1.22 cr, Gondia Rs 3.98 cr, Chandrapur Rs 78.72 cr and Gadchiroli Rs 20.40 cr, the release added.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 13:16
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