Drought: Fadnavis asks PM for additional funds
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has petitioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for increased central-government funding to tide over the state’s drought crisis.
In his meeting with Modi, Fadnavis gave a presentation of the various steps being undertaken by his government to help 28,000 drought-prone villages, apart from other long-term initiatives.
According to Fadnavis, Modi was very receptive to his
demands made by the state government. “The central government has already sanctioned Rs3,500 crore to the state, which is the highest till date. However, the drought has now hit 11,000 more
villages and hence we requested the Centre allow us to file a supplementary memorandum for more funds. This has also been agreed to,” said Fadnavis. CONTINUED ON P7