Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced financial aid for the flood victims for their house and rented accommodations. Also Read - DHFL Directors Conned Over Rs 14,000 Crore in 2 Lakh Fake Loan Accounts Under PM Housing Fund, Says CBI
Fadnavis said that the house damaged due to flood will be re-built under Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) and financial help of Rs 24,000 for rented accommodation in rural areas and Rs 36,000 in urban areas will be provided. Also Read - Family in UP Forced to Use 'Swachh Bharat' Toilet As Kitchen, Continues to Defecate in the Open
Interacting with media on decisions for flood-affected persons, after chairing cabinet sub-committee meeting today in Mumbai, Fadnavis said that he will request Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman for extension in due date for filing income tax and GST returns. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Woman Thrashes Govt Official in Gwalior For Wrongful Housing Under PMAY
“Loans on flood-affected crops, up to 1 hectare will be waived or will be paid by the state government,” said Fadnavis.
“Those who had not taken any loan will be compensated with triple the amount of normal compensation for the crops,” he added.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister thanked Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter for his significant contribution to the relief fund.
He also thanked Reliance Industries Ltd for a contribution of Rs 5 crore to Chief Minister’s relief fund.
Around 3.78 lakh people have been shifted to 432 temporary relief camps set up by the Maharashtra government in flood-hit Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara districts.
The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has incurred a massive loss of Rs 50 crore in a span of 10 days due to the ravaging floods.