On Saturday, Ram visited the affected areas of Jhendewadi, Kalewadi, Sonari, Ambodi, Belsar, Supa, Kanheri, Katewadi, Baramati, Bori and Indapur, where he spoke to affected farmers and also visited fields damaged by the heavy rain. He directed officials from different departments to coordinate among themselves to ensure timely aid to the affected farmers.
Only a month ago, the 68-year-old farmer, who has been working on the farm since she was 16, was readying herself for a bumper tomato crop. But the extended wet weather in Maharashtra, coupled with the two-day rain in the last leg of October, has literally “poured cold water” on her dreams.
The decision was taken by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the meeting of a Cabinet sub-committee. Sources in the government said that based on primary reports on kharif crop loss, the amount of Rs 10,000 crore has been sanctioned. Once zone-wise reports are compiled, the government will sanction more funds as relief.