The State Government has placed a demand of Rs1,140.77 crore to the Centre under drought relief.
Agriculture Minister Randheer Singh informed the House on Wednesday that more than half of the assistance would go for water resource management and Rs216 crore for animal husbandry.
Replying at the end of a special debate on the ‘biggest challenge’ for the State in the House, the Minister also said that unspent amount with the Disaster Management Department would also be used to mitigate the ill effects of the calamity.
“The Cabinet had decided to declare drought on December 1 and based on the set standards we have sought assistance from the Centre. Even today I have talked to the Union Agriculture Minister who informed me that a team of officials drawn
from eight departments would visit the State in three days for a survey. We have placed a demand of Rs1,140.77 crore of which Rs723 crore would go for water resources and Rs216 crore would be spent on animal husbandry,” said Singh.