It will ask the prime minister to provide financial aid to all states affected by the cyclone: Ramdas Athawale | India News
PANAJI: Minister of the Union Ramdas Athawale on Saturday he said he would ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide financial assistance to all states affected by cyclone Tauktae.
He said that Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have all faced the fury of the recent cyclone.
“The prime minister, after touring cyclone-hit Gujarat, announced a Rs 1 billion package for the state. But it has also asked other states to evaluate their losses and present the claim to the Center, ”the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment told reporters in the city of Vasco.
“I will write a letter to the prime minister, requesting him to provide financial assistance to all the states affected by the cyclone,” he said.
Athawale said he toured the Konkan region of Maharashtra to take stock of the situation after the cyclone, after which he urged the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray provide monetary aid of Rs 50,000 per hectare to affected farmers as they have suffered huge crop losses.