Amid opposition clamor to declare a ‘wet drought’ in Maharashtra, former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will tour the flooded areas of Aurangabad on Sunday for a first-hand assessment of the situation on the field, his aides said here. Saturday.
The Shiv Sena (UBT) leader, accompanied by other leaders, will tour farmlands where standing crops of cotton and soybeans have been badly damaged or completely razed due to the spells of heavy rains that have hit many parts of the district since the last fortnight. , synonymous with misfortune for farmers.
Thackeray said that despite the agricultural crisis that has clouded the Diwali of affected farmers, the government of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has done nothing about it.
“Many farmers’ lands are still submerged in flood waters…but the government is putting salt in the wounds of farmers by publicly declaring that there is no need to declare a ‘wet drought’ in the state,” Thackeray said.
After studying the situation, the ex-CM will discuss ways and means to ensure government aid to farmers and also how the party apparatus can help the peasantry in crisis, his spokesman said. Harshal Pradhan.
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