Maharashtra has been engulfed in a heavy flood. Due to the opening of floodgates of nearby dams and heavy pouring of rain, some of the areas of the state like Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, and others are witnessing grim disaster of water. Reportedly, several innocents have lost their lives in the flood. To alleviate the suffering of victims and provide them with immediate relief measures, NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams have been deployed in the region. It is estimated that over 2 lakh people have been rescued.
NCP Chief also told that all the public representatives from the party will donate their one month’s salary for the relief operations that are being undertaken in flood-hit areas.
Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP): Maharashtra government should waive loans of farmers from flood affected areas. NCP has decided that all public representatives of the party will donate one month's salary for flood relief. (8.8.19) pic.twitter.com/I4FR8bhuX1
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Earlier on Wednesday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on holding a meeting to review the flood situation in his state that has devastated the considerable part of the state.
Chief Minister halted his outreach program “Maha Janadesh Yatra” and chaired the meeting to review the flood situation. The meeting saw the participation of concerned Ministers of the state. District collectors of the flood-affected districts were also present in the meeting.
In the meeting, He urged officials to ensure availability of essential items like food and drinking water to the affected districts such as Raigad, Kolhapur, Sangli, and Palghar. He also asked the Water Resources department to share the information on water discharge from the nearby dams.
Earlier on Tuesday, He sought Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to seek help for rescue measures by deploying agencies like NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), Indian Army, Air Force, and Coast guards.