Thane, Jun 7 : BJP MP from Bhiwandi Kapil Patil on Sunday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddahv Thackery to immediately sanction a relief of Rs 10 crore to the farmers of Murbad and Shahapur talukas of the district who have suffered heavy losses due to the recent Cyclone Nisarga. He expressed that the government should not apply its norms while compensating these farmers. At the meeting called by the Chief Minister, he stated that tribal farmers in Shahapur and Murbad talukas of the district have been severely affected by the cyclone and their houses and vegetable farms have been damaged.
"If farmers are helped according to the state government's aid criteria, their houses will not be completed immediately. They have to stay open in the rain. However, the state government should take a sympathetic decision in this regard," demanded the BJP MP. Mr Patil demanded that the state government should take a sympathetic decision and sanction Rs 10 crore for farmers of Shahapur-Murbad instead of paying compensation as per government norms. He demanded that help should be given according to the total income of the farmers. To which, the Chief Minister promised to consider his demand, Mr Thackeray took a review of the damage caused by the cyclone in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Thane and Palghar districts through a video conference.
Besides Mr Patil, BJP MLAs from Thane district Sanjay Kelkar, Ravindra Chavan, Niranjan Davkhare, Kumar Ailani, MNS's Raju Patil, independent Geeta Jain, collector Rajesh Narvekar, chief executive officer Hiralal Sonwane and others were present from the conference room of the Collectorate, a release by MP Patil's office here stated. (UNI)