Sharad Pawar visits flood-hit areas, meets farmers, says will seek help from PM

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Written by Manoj Dattatrye Extra
| Pune |October 18, 2020 11:24:18 pm

sharad pawar, pune rains, latur floods, sharad pawar visits flood affected areas, sharad pawar visits Osmanabad, pune floods, indian express newsNCP chief Sharad Pawar meets farmers in Osmanabad district on Sunday. (Categorical Photograph)

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Sunday toured the flood-hit areas of Osmanabad and Latur districts.

Arriving round 10 am at Tuljapur in Osmanabad district in Marathwada space on a helicopter, Pawar wasted no time in visiting flood-ravaged farms in a handful of villages and interacting with farmers. After reviewing the scenario within the district, Pawar stated the heavy rain has wreaked havoc within the fields and the farmers wanted long-term assist.

“Farmers have been hit badly by the heavy rain. The harm can’t be compensated in a day. There may be want for long-term assist. Nonetheless, the state authorities has its limitations whereas extending monetary help. We should strategy the central authorities for help,” Pawar advised reporters.

Consoling farmers who misplaced their whole standing crop in two talukas of Tuljapur and Lohara, Pawar stated, “The floods have hit farmers not solely in Osmanabad district however in a number of elements of Maharashtra the scenario is analogous. I’ll pursue the difficulty to get assist for farmers as early as doable. In view of the enormity of the harm, the state authorities alone won’t be able to shoulder the burden. We’ll need assistance from the central authorities. I’ll lead a delegation of MPs to satisfy the Prime Minister to debate the difficulty… The Prime Minister has already expressed the view that floods have brought about heavy harm in Maharashtra…,” he stated. State minister Sanjay Bansode, MP Omraje Nimbalkar and different leaders had been current.

Interacting with farmers in Lohara and Omerga talukas, Pawar stated, “In 1993, hundreds of lives had been misplaced in these areas following an earthquake. Folks right here battled extreme odds to rebuild their lives. I’m assured they are going to overcome this case,” he stated.

Aggrieved farmers urged him to make sure they get the compensation as early as doable. “We’d like not less than Rs 25,000 compensation instantly to hold out rabi sowing. If the federal government goes to conduct panchanamas of the broken farms, it’s going to take not less than six months… it is going to be troublesome for us to outlive if compensation shouldn’t be given instantly,” a farmer stated. A number of different farmers echoed the view.

Reacting to Pawar’s announcement that he would lead a delegation of MPs to the PM, state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil stated, “First, allow them to conduct a survey of the broken brought about, put together a memorandum after which strategy the Centre. They don’t have anything prepared with them and are attempting to put the demand.”

Pravin Darekar, Opposition chief in State Legislative Council, stated, “As an alternative of holding panchanamas, the state authorities ought to instantly prolong monetary assist to the farmers. When Shiv Sena was with BJP in authorities, Uddhav Thackeray used to make comparable calls for. Now he ought to act instantly quite than ready for panchamanas.”

In Nanded, state minister Vijay Wadettiwar confronted protesting farmers who blocked his convoy and raised slogans.

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