Akshay Kumar has once again proved that he feels for his country. Whenever the farmers of our nation has been in trouble, the Khiladi Kumar has always came to their rescue and this time too Akshay Kumar has raised his hand for the Drought hit Maharashtra. You will surely feel proud of him. Maharashtra is currently facing one of the worst droughts in recent years. Of the 43,000 villages in the state, 27,723 villages have been declared drought-hit and 54 out of the 75 medium dams have been declared dry. The state is left with mere 380 cubic metres of water for use, making life worse than hell for the farmers and their families. Following the extreme conditions, the Maharashtra government has started the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan that aims at making villages drought-proof by developing water harvesting techniques including construction of ponds. And actor Akshay Kumar has come forward to wholeheartedly support the initiative. The Bollywood Khiladi donated Rs 50 lakh towards the state-led initiative.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, thanked Kumar for his generous contribution.

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Earlier too, the actor had donated Rs 90 lakh that would be used to help support the 180 families of farmers who had committed suicide, after the plight of the suffering farmers and their families was brought to the ‘Singh Is Bliing’ actor’s notice by a top cop. The actor, however, had refused to comment on his charity saying it was “embarrassing.”

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