Maha to seek central aid to fight drought
Maha CM Prithviraj Chavan said that the govt would demand central aid for tackling the serious situation prevailing in the drought-hit districts.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said that the government would demand central aid for tackling the serious situation prevailing in the drought-hit districts of the state.
Speaking to reporters Chavan said that he may hold discussion in this regard when he will be in Delhi on May 5 to attend a meeting convened by the Prime Minister.
The Chief Minister said, he held video conferencing with 15 district collectors yesterday where the crop yield has gone down considerably, adding "I will review the relief and rehabilitation work every evening".
Stating that the government has initiated measures on war footing, Chavan said, "drinking water is being supplied through tankers, cattle camps have been started and crop loss survey has been done. It is a serious situation and the government is doing its best,".
Chavan said that the state government also wanted funds for clearing the irrigation backlog from the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP).