Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray will visit the drought-hit areas of Marathwada region in Maharashtra on November 29 to disburse financial assistance among affected farmers.
The Sena chief “will visit farmers affected by crop loss due to drought, unseasonal rains and hailstorm in Parbhani, Jalna and Nanded districts”, said a source close to Thackeray.
“He (Thackeray) will distribute Rs. 10,000 in cash and essential items to each affected family. The effort is to help them mitigate their difficulties and overcome them. They should not contemplate suicide,” the source added.
Last year, Thackeray had organised an exhibition of his infrared paintings which included the Haji Ali Dargah and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai.
“Rs 5 crore was collected from the exhibition of paintings. Thackeray will the first leader who is spending his own money for the welfare of farmers,” the source said.
Sena ministers like Diwakar Raote are already in Parbhani to make preparations for Thackeray’s visit on Sunday.