Saturday, March 9, 2019

Karnataka Chief Minister Meets PM; Seeks Early Release Of Drought Relief


Mr Kumaraswamy advised PM Modi the nation confronted drought scenario during that year's kharif season too but the monetary aid sanctioned by the central authorities had been
inadequate.

"Consecutive droughts, flooding has attracted farmers Under distress and it's the opportunity to hurry to their help," Mr Kumaraswamy advised the Prime Minister.

He asked PM Modi to expedite the procedure to launch Rs. 2,064.30 crore for drought relief and relief, '' the announcement said.

The country has announced drought in 156 from 176 talukas.

In The assembly, Mr Kumaraswamy apprised the Prime Minister concerning the pro-active measures required to mitigate the drought effect on farmers.

The country has introduced Rs. 386 crore in the Condition Disaster Response Finance (SDRF) and awarded priority to guarantee drinking water and fodder, aside from producing 1.19 crore man-days projects below the MGNREGA plot, he added.

The state government has innovative Rs. 1,351 crore towards payment of impending wage and substance bills in anticipation of launch of central capital, Mr Kumaraswamy stated and asked for early release of capital to produce additional wage payments.

The Chief minister further said the fundamental relief funds introduced to the country for drought confronted during kharif season this season wasn't sufficient.

The Centre sanctioned Rs. 949.49 crore from the state government's requirement of Rs. 2,434 crore as drought relief to the kharif season, which can be less than 50 percent of this input subsidy claim by the country, '' he noted.

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