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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Agriculture
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & COOPERATION

 RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2650
TO BE ANSWERED ON 16/12/2011
Drought in Karnataka

2650. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of Agriculture be pleased to state:

(a)    The number of districts in Karnataka that have been declared drought hit this year, with details thereof; and

(b)   The  relief  measures proposed  to  be  taken  by  Government  for  the  farmers  of  these districts?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS
(SHRI HARISH RAWAT)

(a)    99 taluks of 23 districts in Karnataka have been declared affected by drought by the Government of Karnataka this year.  Districts declared drought affected are:-Ramanagar, Kolar,.. Chikkaballapura, Tumkur, Chitradurga, Chamarajanagar, Mysore, Mandya, Bellary, Koppal, Raichure, Gulburga, Yadgiri, Bidar, Bagalkote, Bijapour; Gadag, Dharwad, Hasan, Chikkarnagalur, Belguam, Davangere and Haveri.

(b)   The State Government is primarily responsible for taking immediate necessary measures in the wake of identified natural calamities.   For this purpose State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) has been constituted for each State, with contributions from Central and State Governments  in  the  ratio  of  3:1  for  normal  category  states,  which  includes  Karnataka. Government of India supplements efforts of the affected state by providing financial and logistic support. An Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) has been constituted to visit the drought affected areas of the State to assess the loss and recommend the financial assistance for relief measures.