Kolhapur, Aug 25: The state government has distributed Rs 64.65 crore in cash as financial aids so far in two severely flood affected districts Kolhapur and Sangli as a first installment.
According to official reports, in Kolhapur district total RS 32,10,30,000 has been distributed as financial aids to total 48,589 families in rural areas and 15,617 in city areas while total 615.95 metric tonne wheat and rice has distributed to 61,595 families per twenty kg as free of cost.
With continued torrential rainfall for 10 to 12 days, total 350 villages affected by severely flood but the crops damaged in total 1,041 villages out of total 1,212 villages in the district. Total 1.5 hector agriculture lands had submerged by flood water, in which 75 per cent sugarcane crops totally damaged.
27 villages were totally submerged by flooding water , which would rehabilitate at new safe places and government has appointed a deputy collector with independent charge for every village. After the survey of such villages, the government would implement rehabilitate on war footing.
While in neighbouring Sangli district, where the same severe flood situation arose, Rs 32,55,80,000 was distributed as generous grants as per Rs Five thousand to 65,116 families as immediate assistance in 104 affected villages and city arras. The amount was distributed to 41,325 families in rural areas out of 45,195 affected families so far, 23,791 families in city area out of 42,643 affected families.
Total 10,720 quintal including 53.60 quintal wheat and rice each has distributed to 53,608 families in free of cost. (UNI)