Mumbai : Deccan Express | Mumbai News | Around 16,000 families have been affected in six districts in the State. These families will be helped by the Rashtravadi Welfare Trust. In all, 16,000 relief kits will be distributed to them. These kits contain utensils, masks, blankets and other essentials. The NCP will send medical teams to the affected areas. NCP chief Sharad Pawar revealed this in a press meet at the Rashtravadi Bhavan in Mumbai.
Ministers Dilip Walse-Patil, Rajesh Tope, Rajendra Shingane, Nawab Malik, MP Sunil Tatkare were present.
Heavy rains have caused immense losses in the State. Standing crops have been damaged in the remaining districts, except seven districts. The affected districts need help. Ratnagiri, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur districts have suffered heavy damage. The state government will announce a relief package once a report on the flood situation is submitted to it, said Pawar.
Maharashtra has experienced such calamities in the past also, he said, and added that Malin village is an example, where the entire village was rehabilitated. Similarly, the families affected by floods would be rehabilitated.