Maharashtra sought no drought relief from the Centre

New Delhi: Maharashtra is reeling under drought but the state government has not sought any financial assistance from the Centre so far. Pending with the Centre are Rs 4714.28 crore approved for the state as drought relief fund under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh disclosed this in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

He said his ministry has already made available Rs 462.68 crore to Maharashtra for 1646 cattle camps opened for survival of livestock, hosting 11.16 lakh animals as on June 24. Another Rs 35 crore were made available from the Rashtriya Kisan Vikas Yojana (RKVY) for distribution of fodder and crop seeds to the farmers.

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