Mumbai, 30th November 2021: Rs 10 lakh each has been given to the heirs of those who died in the Maratha reservation movement. A total of 34 families have been provided assistance from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to the concerned District Collector.
A fund of Rs 2 crore 65 lakhs has been allotted to the concerned District Collector from the Chief Minister’s Assistance Fund. 10 lakh each will be given to 19 heirs who have not received government assistance till today and another Rs 5 lakh each will be given to 15 heirs who have already received Rs 5 lakh from this fund.
Among the 34 families receiving financial assistance from the government are 6 from Aurangabad district, 3 from Jalna, 11 from Beed, 2 from Osmanabad, 2 from Nanded, 4 from Latur, 3 from Pune and one each from Ahmednagar, Solapur and Parbhani districts.
“An announcement to give Rs 10 lakh to these families was made during the previous government. But, in reality, only 15 families were given Rs 5 lakh each. This promise of the previous government will be fulfilled by this government, these families will be given Rs 10 lakh”, said Public Works Minister and Chairman of Maratha Reservation Sub-Committee Ashok Chavan.
He thanked Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for releasing funds as per the demand of the Maratha community.