Sena corporators to donate one month's salary for drought relief

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ByBhavika Jain, TNN | Mar 5, 2013, 09.58 PM IST

MUMBAI: With most parts of the state facing a sever drought this year, corporators of the Shiv Sena have come head to contribute their salary of one month towards the drought relief fund.

In a letter to Mayor Sunil Prabhu, leader of the house Yashodhar Phanse has promised that all the 84 sena corporators in the BMC will donate salary of a month to help the farmers.

"The situation is very grim all across the state, we are trying to help in whatever little way we can," said Phanse

Maharashtra is witnessing drought during the current Rabi (winter) season, and this drought spell was preceded by drought during Rabi 2011-12 and Kharif-2012.

The Centre has already approved Rs. 5, 74.71 crore and Rs. 778.09 crore to Maharashtra from National Disaster Response Fund ( NDRF) for mitigating drought situation during Rabi - 2011-12 and Kharif - 2012, respectively.