State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said his government has already proposed more than Rs 7,000 crore for farmers and there is no need of an additional package. The first week of the Winter Session had been completely washed out in the ruckus created by the Opposition over a package for farmers.
The Opposition expects a package of at least Rs 10,000 crore but Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is firm on long term measures instead of a short term package for farmers. Mungantiwar too said that the government has already proposed in the budget a huge amount for farmers through supplementary demands.
"We have proposed Rs 4,200 crore to tackle drought, Rs 944.92 crore as state's share to give relief to farmers affected by natural calamities, Rs 227 crore to continue the Food Security mission, Rs 93 crore for a comprehensive crop insurance scheme through supplementary demands," he said.

He added that these measures have already been taken for farmers and hence there is no need of announcing a separate package for them.

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