Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday announced that over 19,000 homes damaged or destroyed due to the recent floods in the state will be rebuilt under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY).
“We shall also provide financial assistance of Rs 24,000 for rented accommodation to people in rural areas and Rs 36,000 in urban centres to live till their new homes under PMAY are ready,” Fadnavis told mediapersons here.
Besides, he said the loans on flood-affected crops up to one hectare shall be waived or would be borne by the state government.
For those farmers who have not availed of any loans, the government will give them triple the normal compensation for the crop losses suffered by them, Fadnavis said.
People who have lost all their documents shall be provided free of cost the required duplicate papers by the government.
The state cabinet last week had decided to seek financial help of Rs 6,813 crore from the centre for the flood-ravaged districts of Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, Nashik, Konkan and other affected areas, where 54 people have died so far.
As per official figures from the Konkan Divisional Commissioner, nearly 4.75 lakh people have been rescued from the floods and housed in 596 temporary camps in the past few days.
Earlier on Monday, Fadnavis expressed gratitude to Reliance Industries Ltd scion Anant Ambani and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for their generous donations of Rs five crore and Rs 51 lakh respectively, to the CM Relief Fund for the flood-hit people in the state.