The state of Maharashtra is currently facing the wrath of nature as several key regions, districts and cities have been severely affected by sudden floods. With districts and cities like Kolhapur, Sangli and Shirol amongst flood-affected regions, townships and livelihood of the residents has been impacted beyond imagination. Several Government policies and help from Bollywood celebrities have been pouring, lending support and help to those affected and one amongst them is Nana Patekar. As it is a known fact that Nana never fails to come out for the distressed and this time too it is no different. The veteran actor turned social activist, under his foundation Naam, has announced to construct homes for residents of Shiroli district, amongst the worst affected.
The actor, during his visit to the district, assured the victims that their houses, now sunk deep into the floodwaters, will be recovered at the cost of his foundation. He said that he has spoken about the same with the State Government and along with policies like Indira Gandhi Aawas Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Gharkul Yogana, the needful will be done at the earliest. Apart from this, Naam Foundation has provided necessary help to those areas.
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Apart from Nana, actor couple Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia Deshmukh contributed a sum of Rs.25 lakh for Maharashtra flood relief.
Talking about the floods, the gigantic Koyna Dam, with its reservoir spread across 890sqkm and a capacity of 100 TMC, was filled up by half or more than 50 TMC in only nine days this year. A staggering 3.78 lakh people have been shifted to 432 temporary relief camps set up by the Maharashtra government in flood-hit Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara districts. Speaking of the immediate situations, although the torrential rain has come to a standstill, the damage caused is humongous to recover soon.