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MP to chalk out plans to tackle water crisis in 23 districts

Last Updated: Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 19:16

Bhopal: Concerned over paucity of rainfall in
23 districts of the state, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that the government would
come out with plans to deal with the situation.

"Nearly 23 districts in Madhya Pradesh have received
less than average rainfall and we are assessing the situation
in such places, Chouhan told reporters here.

"We will come out with plans once the assessment is
over," Chouhan said, adding, the government does not want the
rabi crop sowing to be hit by water shortage.

"We will also ensure that people do not face water crisis
in the districts which have received less rainfall," he said.

About the shortage of coal, he said that the state
government was putting pressure on the Centre to enhance the
fuel supply quota to Madhya Pradesh.


First Published: Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 19:16

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