Will Meet PM Modi To Seek Help For Rain Hit Farmers Sharad Pawar
| Monday | 19th October, 2020
NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek assistance for farmers who have suffered losses due to heavy rains in Maharashtra.
Heavy rains and floods have claimed at least 48 lives in Maharashtra's Pune, Konkan and Aurangabad divisions while crops on lakhs of hectares have been damaged extensively.
"The central government should help the farmers here and for that, I will meet the prime minister along with other Members of Parliament," Mr Pawar said talking to farmers in the Sastur village.
The state government has its limitations in helping farmers affected by the heavy rains and the central government should help in this case, the Rajya Sabha member said.
"I have told other Members of Parliament that we will go to New Delhi in the next eight to ten days and have a meeting with the prime minister on this.