NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Sunday he would meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask for help from farmers who have suffered losses due to heavy rains in Maharashtra.
The former Union Minister visited in the morning to Kankarbawadi, villages of Sastur in the district of Osmanabad, in the region of Marathwada, and interacted with farmers affected by the heavy rains which hit some parts state over the past few days.
Heavy rains and flooding killed at least 48 people in Maharashtra’s Pune, Konkan and Aurangabad divisions, while crops on several dozen hectares were severely damaged.
Twenty-nine people died in rain-related incidents in western Maharashtra, which falls under the Pune division, 16 in Aurangabad division of central Maharashtra, which covers Osmanabad, and three in the Konkan coastal region. officials said on Friday.
“The central government should help the farmers here and for that I will meet the prime minister along with other members of parliament,” Pawar said, addressing the farmers in the village of Sastur.
The state government has its limits in helping farmers affected by heavy rains and the central government should help in this case, said member Rajya Sabha.
“I have told other members of Parliament that we will be going to New Delhi in the next eight to ten days and have a meeting with the Prime Minister on this matter. The remedy for this problem must be found by the state and the Center together “. said the former Union Minister of Agriculture.