Vastavam web: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray made this announcement during a press conference after holding a review meeting on floods and heavy rains today. Earlier this week, Thackeray visited flood-hit areas in the state and assured farmers of speedy relief. Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also visited the rain-affected areas and demanded that the state government announce a relief package immediately.
The heavy monsoon rains has badly affected parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada region of Maharashtra, which has led to the rotting of cotton bolls (cotton still on the plant) which will directly affect the first plucking. Since June this year, the state has received 1,129.3 mm of rainfall, higher than the average of 1,036.3 mm it usually receives in this period.