Bangalore: Karnataka government on Friday declared
nine more taluks as drought-hit, taking their total
number to 99.
The nine taluks are: Bagepalli, Chikkodi, Ramdurg,
Shiggavi, Dharwad, Belur, Shirahatti, Badami and Hunagund,
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar said
briefing reporters after a cabinet meeting, chaired by
Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda.
As of November 2, there was a five per cent shortfall in
rainfall -- as against the normal 938.9 mm, the state received