They came, they saw and they went in 15 minutes; Central team visits Daund to review losses caused by flood
Daund: A team from central government arrived in Daund taluka on Tuesday to monitor and review the situation of the farms. The team visited the areas which were devastated due to torrential rains in October.
Many villages in Daund were hit by the incessant rains leading to the destruction of crops. The team which visited on Thursday assessed the situation for 15 minutes and departed from the spot. Amid heavy rains in October, a poorly constructed pond was flooded resulting huge damage to crops in villages such as Malad, Ravangaon, Nandadevi, Khadki to name a few. Many animals also lost their lives during the floods.
The local administration was informed that a six-member central team will arrive after 68 days to review the damage. On Tuesday, a central team comprising of two officers Ramesh Ghanata and RB Kaul skipped the damaged areas along Pune-Solapur highway instead and reached the last site of Swami Chincholi. The duo just spent 15 minutes to review the situation and led their march to Solapur. Reacting on this, the locals expressed their displeasure as the administration did not give any idea about the arrival of the squad.
Heavy rains in October caused severe damage to Kharif crops including cotton, soybean and maize. Soybean and maize. A report on the damage was being sent to the Central Government recently. The National Disaster Management Department decided to send a central team to review the damage site. The state government had announced Rs 10,000 crore relief package for the districts affected by excessive receding rains that hit the state.