July 28, 2020 1:38 am
In Ratnagiri and Raigad, with over 1,500 schools damaged due to the cyclone, village residents and local administration are looking to their gradual restoration before lockdown ends and schools reopen.
July 24, 2020 3:36 am
Officials said that a large number of betel nut and coconut trees were destroyed by the cyclone in the districts of Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg in the first week of June. As per existing norms, Rs 50,000 compensation is given to the affected per hectare, said an official.
July 18, 2020 3:36 am
Officials from the state government said that the total damages caused is Rs 6,048 crore that includes the damage to the orchards, houses along with others. As per the existing National Disaster Response Fund norms, the state government can get around Rs 360 crore as financial assistance from the Union government
June 26, 2020 1:38 am
Earlier, NCP chief Sharad Pawar had suggested Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to link the state’s employment guarantee scheme with the orchard plantation scheme to help the revival of the areas affected by the cyclone in Konkan.
June 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) officials said that according to their assessment, power supply was affected in 2,277 villages of Raigad due to damage to electricity poles, feeder lines and sub-stations
June 18, 2020 5:50 am
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who also attended the meeting, said: “The elected representatives and administration should work together to ensure that the affected people receive compensation.”
June 17, 2020 2:41 am
The six-member delegation included joint secretary, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Rameshkumar Ganta, and officers from the Union ministries of finance, energy, rural development, agriculture and road transport and highways.
June 14, 2020 12:01 am
Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis demanded change in compensation norms to accommodate wider segments affected by the cyclone and sought loan waiver for farmers and financial assistance for diesel fuel required by fisherfolk to operate boats.
June 13, 2020 4:05 am
Stating that he did not wish to criticise the CM, ministers or any political party, Devendra Fadnavis said, “In such a situation, the political leadership needs to come forward to provide relief and rehabilitate the affected people.
June 12, 2020 3:17 am
Accusing the Uddhav Thackeray government of not providing any help to the affected villagers, Fadnavis told mediapersons: The people are reeling under great hardship... they have taken shelter in neighbourhood community centres.
June 03, 2020 5:10 pm
The IMD said the storm will move north-eastwards and cross the coast close to the south of Alibag during the next three hours.