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Maharashtra govt allocates ₹2,211 crores for farmers and ₹22 crores for COVID-19 vaccine storage

The ongoing winter session of the legislature, traditionally held in Nagpur – the second capital of the state – is being held in Mumbai in view of the COVID-19. This is for the first time the winter session is being held in Mumbai in the last 60 years.

Maharashtra govt allocates ₹2,211 crores for farmers and ₹22 crores for COVID-19 vaccine storage
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On Monday, December 14, which is the first day of the winter session, the Maharashtra government has allocated ₹22 crores for the COVID-19 vaccine storage and ₹2,211 to provide relief to the farmers hit by natural calamities.

As the supplementary demands of ₹21,992.50 crores was tabled, the state government has allocated ₹22 crores for COVID-19 vaccine air conditioning facilities. The other highlights of the demands for 2020-21 tabled on the first day of two-day winter session of the legislature included ₹2,850 crores for the bonus to paddy farmers and ₹3 crores towards payment of fees of the legal team representing the state government in the Maratha quota case in the Supreme Court.

A sum of ₹100 crores has been set aside for the Ambedkar memorial at Indu Mill premises in Mumbai, ₹475 crores for MLA fund and ₹8 crores for the new MLA hostel under construction in the metropolis. The supplementary demands are additional grants required to meet the expenditure of the government.

In addition to that, ₹81 crores for MahaJyoti institute which is engaged in OBC development schemes, while ₹11 crores for the scholarship to OBC students, ₹216 crores for VJNT students ashram shalas and ₹80 crores to SARTHI for Marathas have been allocated.

The ongoing winter session of the legislature, traditionally held in Nagpur – the second capital of the state – is being held in Mumbai in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is for the first time the winter session is being held in Mumbai instead of Nagpur in the last 60 years.

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