Maharashtra Farm Relief: Order To Disburse Rs 2,300 Crore Issued
A farmer sits on a cart during a cattle fair at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee in Dhule district. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Maharashtra Farm Relief: Order To Disburse Rs 2,300 Crore Issued

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The Maharashtra government on Monday issued an order to release the first installment of almost Rs 2,300 crore of the Rs 10,000 crore compensation earmarked for farmers hit by crop damage due to heavy rains between June and October.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had, on Oct. 23. announced the Rs 10,000 crore compensation, which was approved by the state cabinet on Oct. 29.

As per the state government's announcement on Monday, Rs 2,297 crore will be disbursed as first installment.

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