Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has announced that Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde will personally adopt the children who tragically lost both parents in the devastating landslide that struck Irshalwadi village in Raigad district.
“In Irishalwadi Landslide, several kids have lost their both parents. CM Eknath Shinde has announced to adopt these kids and become their guardian. The CM has declared that these orphaned kids 2 years to 14 years of age will be taken care of by Shrikant Shinde Foundation,” said Shiv Sena.
“All the expenses on education and other things will be occurred through Shrikant Shinde Foundation, run by CM Eknath Shinde’s son. An FD (Fixed deposit) will be made for each kid to fund their education,” said Mangesh Chivte, OSD, to CM Eknath Shinde.
The death toll from the Irshalwadi landslide has reached 22, prompting the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to continue its relentless search and rescue operations in the affected area.
A landslide struck the tribal village situated on a hill slope in Khalapur tehsil, Raigad district, approximately 80 km from Mumbai, around 11 p.m. on Wednesday. Following the tragic incident, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visited the site of the disaster to assess the relief and rescue efforts. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to be given to the families of the deceased, providing some financial support during this difficult time.