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Will meet PM Modi to seek help for rain-hit farmers in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar

AURANGABAD: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek assistance for farmers who have suffered losses due to heavy rains in Maharashtra.

The former Union minister visited Kankarbawadi, Sastur villages in Osmanabad district of Marathwada region in the morning and interacted with farmers affected by the heavy rains that lashed parts of state over the past few days.

Heavy rains and floods have claimed at least 48 lives in Maharashtra’s Pune, Konkan and Aurangabad divisions while crops on lakhs of hectares have been damaged extensively.

Twenty-nine persons have died in rain-related incidents in western Maharashtra which comes under Pune division, 16 in central Maharashtra’s Aurangabad division, which covers Osmanabad, and three in coastal Konkan, officials said on Friday.