Maharashtra govt announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for kin of those killed in landslides

NS Maharashtra The government on Friday announced an old stipend of Rs 50,000 for the relatives of those who died in landslides caused by heavy rains in different parts of the state.

A statement from the Minister’s Office here said, Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who announced financial support, also expressed grief at the loss of life. The statement said landslides were reported in ten places – Poladpur (2 incidents) and Mahad (1) talukas of Raigad district, each in Khed of Ratnagiri district, Mirgaon, Ambeghar, Humbhrali, Dhokwale village in Patan taluka and Kondvali, village of Mojhejor in Wai taluka of Satan District.

The statement said the injured would be treated in hospital at the government’s expense, but did not disclose their numbers.

An official in the CMO said that according to information received here, 42 people died in Raigad district and 2 in Satara district in separate landslides. Heavy rain since last two days has caused massive flooding in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Palghar, Thane, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Sangli and satara districts. Earlier in the day, Thackeray visited the control room of the disaster management agency in Mantralaya (state secretariat) in south Mumbai and grasped the situation arising from downpours and floods in Konkan and West Maharashtra. | Maharashtra govt announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for kin of those killed in landslides


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