Sangli, Aug 10 : Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday assured the inhabitants of flood-ravaged Kolhapur and Sangli districts that every possible assistance would be given to them by the State government.
Talking to media persons at the District Collector Office here, the CM stated that the flood situation was now under control and monetary relief will be granted to the marooned.
"In both districts, around 3, 78,000 people were shifted in 396 camps. The government will give Rs 1 lakh against damaged houses, Rs 30,000 for domestic animal and Rs 13,000 for per hectare agriculture land," Mr Fadnavis asserted.
He appealed the people not to get frenzied as the rescue work is being carried out on war-footing in both the districts which have been battered by 757 and 480 per cent rainfalls in just nine days.
The CM said that around 28,537 families and 35,000 domestic animals have been shifted to safe locations in this district, and added that seven tonne foodgrains will be distributed among the flood-affected people. "A total of 100 doctors from Mumbai are deputed in Sangli and Kolhapur for providing medical assistance," he said.
Urging the Opposition not to politicize the natural catastrophe, he has directed the Sangli administration to prepare an outlay for setting up a Disaster Management Center in the district.
CM Fadnavis informed that he is communicating with the Karnataka government over releasing water from the Almatti dam since discharging of water will bring relief to both the districts. (UNI)