Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday arrived in the flood-hit Kolhapur and Sangli to take stock of the situation and the relief and rescue operation being carried out there by various state and central government agencies.
After reviewing the situation, the Chief Minister announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for those killed due to rain-related incidents.
Addressing a press conference, Fadnavis said that as flood water recedes, the government will focus on providing drinking water and restoring power supply here.
He added that a team of 100 doctors is being sent to Kolhapur and Sangli. There is no lack of medicines, he assured while speaking to reporters.
The Chief Minister further informed that the Navy is sending additional teams from Vishakhapatanam, which will arrive here as Shirol area in Kolhapur is severely affected. Currently, 95 boats are operating in Sangli, he said.
Replying to a question on reports that stickers of CM and other leaders were put on flood relief material, the Chief Minister said, ”Nobody should do it, it is the work of government. There should be no need of pictures of any political party or person.”