Maharashtra Police to donate Rs 15 crore for drought relief
Mumbai: Maharashtra Police personnel have decided to contribute about Rs 15 crore for drought relief measures in the state, an official said on Friday.
"Constables and Sub-Inspectors will donate their one day salary. Assistant Police Inspectors and above level officers will contribute their two days` salary of the current month towards drought relief," a police officer told a news agency today.
The total contribution will come to around Rs 15 crore, he said, adding that the donation idea was mooted a few days ago and subsequently it was approved.
The total strength of the state police is about 1.80 lakh.
Two days ago, all Ministers decided to contribute one month`s salary towards drought relief works in the State, where a dozen districts are reeling under acute water scarcity.
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