Mumbai: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said the decision on drought-related assistance demanded by Maharashtra would be taken soon.

Unlike some other states, Maharashtra had not sought aid afresh, he said here.

"A central team visited Maharashtra (after the stated sought aid) and submitted its report. The high-powered committee comprising Union ministers Pranab Mukherjee, P Chidambaram, myself and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has seen the report, and we would take final decision soon," Pawar said.

Several districts in the state are reeling under drought.

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