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PTI aurangabad India
Updated: 03-01-2019 23:53 IST

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

central Maharashtra.

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

in irrigation.

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