Maha releases Rs 2,297 cr for rain-hit farmers

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Nagpur, Nov 9 (PTI) The Maharashtra government on Monday released the first tranche of Rs 2,297 crore for disbursement before Diwali among the farmers who have lost their crops in excessive rains this year, state minister Vijay Wadettiwar said.

Addressing a press conference here, Wadettiwar said the state government had finalised a comprehensive relief package of Rs 10,000 crore for the affected farmers.

'The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) has taken a permission from the Election Commission for releasing Rs 2,297 crore in the bank accounts of farmers as the model of conduct is in place for the graduate constituency legislative council election,' said the Relief and Rehabilitation minister.

He said the second tranche of Rs 4,700 crore will be released after the Diwali festival. PTI CLS NSK NSK