Demand to declare Jharkhand famine-hit

Major political parties today
demanded that Jharkhand be declared a famine-hit state
in view of crop loss following deficient rainfall.

Declare Jharkhand as famine-hit: Parties

With only 58 mm of rain recorded
as against the normal 330 mm at this time of the year, major
political parties today demanded Jharkhand be declared
famine-hit and a special financial package to protect the
farmers.