The BJP-led government
in Maharashtra has given financial assistance of Rs 50,000
crore to farmers in the last four-and-a-half years, much more
than the erstwhile Congress-NCP administration, Chief Minister
Devendra Fadnavis said Thursday.
Fadnavis said his government is working for the poor
and common people and a slew of welfare schemes have been
implemented for them in the state.
He said the BJP-led government is committed to farmer
welfare and since taking charge in October 2014, it has
provided Rs 50,000 crore in financial aid to cultivators.
More help will be made available to farmers, he said.
In comparison, the previous Congress-NCP government
had given only Rs 20,000 crore-Rs 22,000 crore to farmers in
15 years of its rule, said Fadnavis.
He was speaking after the inauguration of construction
work of an administrative building, a government guest house
and other development works at Phulambri tehsil here in
Fadnavis said his government is known for taking
"speedy" decisions and giving priority to providing facilities
to the people in rural areas.
The CM said the government has made all arrangements
to provide relief in drought-affected areas.
More funds have been sought from the Centre for
drought relief, Fadnavis said.
He said two lakh farmers have been given electricity
pumps in the Marathwada region and this has helped them a lot
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