Amaravati (Maha): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday underlined the efforts being undertaken by his government towards bailing Vidarbha farmers out of the crises arisen due to crop failure.
   
"Vidarbha farmers had to face many difficulties on account of vagaries of nature. In such event, it is imperative to offer relief to the farmers and help them in boosting their assured income. And the government has been doing everything possible to achieve this objective," Chavan said after performing ground-breaking ceremony for Rs 125 crore Mozari Development Scheme and Rs 175 crore Gurukunk Mozari Lift Irrigation Scheme here.
   
Referring to his government's latest decision to announcing a relief package of Rs 2000 crore for cotton, soybean and paddy growers from Vidarbha region, Chavan appealed farmers to undertake supplementary business besides farming for steady income.
   
"As part of this objective, the government is laying much emphasis on irrigation, micro-irrigation, crop insurance and other measures," the Chief Minister said.
   
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar presided over the function also attended by Minister for Public Health Suresh Shetty, OBC Corporation Chairman Kailash Kumud, MLA Adv Yashomati Thakur among others.
   
Ajit Pawar said on the occasion that emphasis was being laid on undertaking irrigation projects in Vidarbha so as to bail farmers out of distress.
   
He said the Mozari scheme would benefit farmers of the 16 villages.

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