Mumbai: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his desire to help the drought-affected farmers of Marathwada region in Maharashtra.
Tendulkar's personal assistant Narayan Kanhan recently toured Beed district and met the collector Navalkishor Ram and others to gather information about the drought situation.
Kanhan told reporters on Saturday that Sachin would like to work independently and prefer no political interference in projects to be undertaken on his behalf.
Sources in the district collector's office confirmed that Tendulkar, also a Rajya Sabha member, wants to extend a helping hand to the farmers.
He reportedly wants to help with creation of irrigation facilities, power supply, road construction, drinking water supply etc.
Veteran Bollywood star Nana Patekar and Marathi actor Makrand Anaspure are already helping the farmers in the region through their `Naam' foundation.