Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has said that the government is planning to provide a total compensation of nine lakh rupees to the relatives of those killed in recent rain-related incidents in Konkan and Western Maharashtra region.
Addressing the press persons after a review meeting on the flood situation in Satara district yesterday, Mr Pawar said, an amount of five lakh rupees will be provided from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, two lakh rupees from the Central Government and another two lakh rupees under Gopinath Munde Accident Insurance Scheme to the relatives of those killed in these incidents.
The Minister said, various relief measures have been undertaken which include providing safe drinking water to the victims on a priority basis. He said, all types of damages caused by the rain will be investigated immediately and immediate action would be taken to reinstate them. Talking about the bridges in various ghats in western Maharashtra, Mr Pawar said, all of them would be newly built in box type format.