Maharashtra government announces relief package for Raigad and Ratnagiri district affected by cyclone Nisarga

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on June 11, 2020

NDRF personnel struggle to remove century old Banyan tree uprooted in cyclonic wind at Vihoor village in Murud Taluk at Raigad district   -  The Hindu

As a relief measure for the residents of coastal Raigad and Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, who were affected by cyclone Nisarga, the State Government on Thursday announced that 8.63 lakh families holding ration cards will receive 10 kg of wheat and 10 kg of rice, free of cost, a press statement issued by the State Government said.

Cyclone Nisarga, which hit the twin districts on June 3, caused huge destruction of property.

Recently, NCP President Sharad Pawar inspected the damage caused by the cyclone in the districts and asked the Minister to distribute food grains immediately. NCP is a major political party in Maharashtra and it shares power along with Congress and Shiv Sena in the state.

Maharashtra’s Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister, Chhagan Bhujbal in the statement said that the free grains are being provided by the State Food and Civil Supplies Department and the district supply officers have started receiving the grains consignment. The Department has also started distributing five litres of free kerosene to the residents of the districts.

Published on June 11, 2020

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