Maharashtra declares drought in 29000 villages

Posted on:13 May 2016 09:32:23

Maharashtra declares drought in 29000 villages
13 May 2016 Current Affairs GK: Maharashtra government has declared drought in over 29000 villages of the state, most of them in parched Marathwada and Vidarbha regions on 12 May 2016.The government through a corrigendum issued from Mumbai clarified that wherever reference is made to a 'drought-like situation' in the state manual, it would be read as drought. The reference is made in accordance with an assurance it gave to the Bombay High Court recently.

The state is strictly implementing various schemes and taking measures to mitigate the water scarcity in drought-hit areas, and more particularly in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions.

The villages that have now been declared as affected by drought were already receiving benefits from the government and that the Drought Manual provided only for the word drought-like.

Earlier on 7 May 2016, the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested 10000 crore rupees as relief for the parched state. Of this, 7500 crore rupee was to be spent on completing irrigation projects in Marathwada and Vidarbha over the next three years, while the remaining would be used for projects in Western Maharashtra.

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