Expressing concern at the severe drought situation in parts of western Indian state Maharashtra, Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday announced a donation of Rs 10 lakh for the people affected by the calamity.
“The state of Maharashtra is reeling under the worst drought of the century badly affecting farmers. In an attempt to offer a helping hand to the drought affected areas, Hockey India is donating Rs. 10.00 Lakhs to Chief Minister, Shri Devendra Fadanavis,” Hockey India said in a release.
The horrible drought that has struck Marathwada and Vidarbha has left many families in the rural regions in a miserable state. There is not enough drinking water for people living in the region. The farmers in the region have been adversely impacted by the drought that has destroyed the most of the crops, it added.
Expressing his concern at the current situation in Maharashtra, Hockey India Secretary General Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad said,
‘This is a heart-wrenching tragedy that has fell upon Maharashtra, we just want to fulfill our responsibility to bring relief to the farmers of the state in every way possible. This is the time when everyone should step up and extend full support to our fellow citizens in this calamity. There has been considerable loss to the farmers community, our contribution is a small gesture of support to help them recover.’
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