Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the government will release minimum
interim relief to flood victims before Ganesh Chaturthi i.e. by August 25.
Speaking on the sidelines of the
Independence Day function in the city, Sawant appealed to flood-affected
people to cooperate with government agencies in estimating the total loss to
properties, as their help will stand in good stead for the government
for seeking financial aid from the Centre.
He said that
district collectors will submit by
August 20 their reports on losses
incurred due to the floods.
“We do not yet know
extant of the actual loss… the detailed survey about the quantum of loss
will be completed by August 20. Houses, fields, public infrastructure such as
roads have been badly affected,” he said.
“A huge amount of
funds are required to take care of the losses,” he
said, adding that he has sought aid from
the Centre for rehabilitation of the flood affected.
Source:: The Navhind Times