Mah Govt to give incentives to farmers

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Mumbai, Jul 9 (UNI) The Maharashtra government will provide incentives and facilities to all farmers in the state, whose agricultural production has been hampered due to the low rainfall.

As much as 16 districts of Maharashtra had received less than 50 per cent of rainfall, leading to water cut in these districts.

According to an official release here, a decision to this effect was taken in the state Cabinet meeting today.

The farmers' lands will not be forcibly taken over by the state co-operatives for non-payment of loans nor the electricity of the farmers be disconnected due to non-payment of bills, it said.

According to official estimates, the rainfall received by the various districts till July 8 is as follows.

Mumbai city limits has received 984.2 mm rainfall, Mumbai suburbs 980.2 mm, Thane 833.9 mm, Raigad 1,012.3 rainfall, Ratnagiri 1,062 mm, Sindhudurg 910.7 mm, Nasik 137.1 mm, Dhule 65.3 mm, Nandurbar 169 mm, Jalgaon 75.2 mm, Ahmednagar 42.6 mm, Pune 186.3 mm, Solapur 14.7 mm, Satara 251.7 mm, Sangli 62.8 mm, Kolhapur 472.5 mm, Aurangabad 51.18 mm, Jalna 78.76 mm, Beed 64.08 mm, Latur 36.52 mm, Usmanabad 51.16 mm, Nanded 103.13 mm, Parbhani 107.29 mm, Hingoli 61.48 mm, Buldhana 86.1 mm, Akola 84.5 mm, Washim 128.3 mm, Amravati 18.9 mm, Yavatmal 103 mm, Wardha 108.6 mm, Nagpur 198.8 mm, Bhandara 216.9 mm, Gondhiya 252.6 mm, Chandrapur 181.6 mm and Gadhchiroli 264.4 mm.


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