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Maharashtra Government extends Rs 71.41 crore aid to rain-hit Vidarbha farmers

Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 9:03pm IST | Place: Nagpur | Agency: PTI

The Maharashtra government has so far extended financial assistance to the tune of Rs 71.41 crore to farmers in Vidarbha region who were affected by excess rains recently. "The authorities received a total of Rs 100 crore, including Rs 80 crore on March 20 and Rs 20 crore on April 5, and have disbursed Rs 71.41 crore till today, to about 81,860 farmers affected by the heavy rainfall," official sources said today.

A total of 2,05,471 farmers in the region were affected due to the extensive damage caused to the crop and accordingly the state government decided to extend the financial assistance to them. "Out of Rs 71.41 crore (disbursed so far), the Nagpur district, which was most affected, received Rs 50 crore, and Wardha Rs 10.19 crore," they added. 

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