Page-5 of Drought Current Affairs, GK & News

50 districts in Uttar Pradesh declared drought-hit

50 districts out of total 75 in Uttar Pradesh have been declared drought-hit by the state government led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Decision in this regard was taken by state government on the recommendation of a natural calamity committee. These 50 drought hit districts have received lesser than 60 per cent rain during the ..

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Maharashtra declares drought-like condition in 14,708 villages

Maharashtra Government has declared drought-like condition in 14,708 villages of the state’s total 43,000 villages. This means the drought covers 34% of the state and these villages have receive inadequate rainfall in monsoon season 2015 leading to decrease in Kharif production. The drought like condition was announced by a state Cabinet Sub-Committee headed by State ..

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Maharashtra government imposes tax to tackle drought

Maharashtra government has decided to impose ‘drought tax’ in a bid to raise funds to tackle the drought like situation in the state. Decision in this regard was taken at State Cabinet subcommittee on the Relief and Rehabilitation headed by Finance Minister Sudhir Munguntiwar. Drought tax include Surcharge tax of 2 rupees per litre will ..

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CCEA approves Rs 300 cr package to save standing kharif crops from weak monsoon

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the 300 crore rupees package to save standing kharif agricultural and horticultural crops from weak monsoon. Decision in this regard was taken at the CCEA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi. This relief package will help farmers to be better equipped to ..

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Maharashtra Government forms Cabinet sub-committee to tackle drought crisis

Maharashtra government has constituted a cabinet sub-committee to prepare an action plan to tackle the impending drought crisis in the state due to poor monsoon. The committee will be headed by state Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse and also comprise state Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde, Water Supply Minister Babanrao Lonikar and Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar. ..

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