NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Sunday that he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek help of farmers who have suffered due to heavy rains in Maharashtra.
The former Union Minister visited Kankarbawadi, Sastur villages in Osmanabad district of Marathwada region in the morning and interacted with farmers affected by heavy rains in some parts of the state in the last few days.
Heavy rains and floods in Maharashtra’s Pune, Konkan and Aurangabad divisions have killed at least 48 people, while extensively damaged crops in lakhs of hectares.
Officials said on Friday that 16 people have died in rain-related incidents in western Maharashtra, which falls under the Pune division, 16 in the Aurangabad division of central Maharashtra, which includes Osmanabad and three coastal Konkan.
“The central government should help the farmers here and for this I will meet the Prime Minister along with other members of Parliament,” Mr. Pawar said while talking to farmers in Sastur village.
The state government said that the state government has a limit in helping the farmers affected by heavy rains and the central government should help in this matter.
“I have told the other members of Parliament that we will go to New Delhi in the next eight to ten days and have a meeting with the Prime Minister on this. The state and the center should get the solution of this issue together.” Former Union Agriculture Minister said.