Babaleshwar MLA M.B. Patil has said that Union Minister for Water Resources Salman Khurshid will be appealed to release funds for removing silt from the Don and permanently solve the problem of floods in the region.

Speaking after handing over keys of Aasare houses to families displaced by floods, at Tonshyal village here on Tuesday, he said the State Government should not hesitate to approach the Union Government for financial assistance if it was facing dearth of funds for taking up such works.

The MLA said that a few residents of flood-affected villages had been deprived of their right to get new houses owing to some technical reasons. Houses would be allotted to such families after holding discussions with the Deputy Commissioner and other officers, he said.