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MCA to hand over Rs 1 crore to Maharashtra Government for drought

The Maharashtra Cricket Association today decided to hand over Rs one crore to the state government to tackle the drought situation in the region.

The 5th and final ODI between India and South Africa will be played at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. File pic
The 5th and final ODI between India and South Africa will be played at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. File pic

"India-South Africa match is there on October 25 at Wankhede Stadium and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will personally come to the match and MCA will hand its cheque of Rs 1 crore to the relief of farmers," Ashish Shelar, vice president MCA and Mumbai city BJP chief, told reporters here.

As many as 14,708 villages in Maharashtra are facing drought conditions where paisewari ('value of crops') is less than 50 per cent, Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse had announced a couple of days back.

Meanwhile the MCA has also decided to considerably slash the ticket rates for the fifth and final ODI to be played in Mumbai.

"The online ticket sale will start tomorrow or day after and offline stalls will also be set up," Shelar said.

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