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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Agriculture
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & COOPERATION

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4661
TO BE ANSWERED ON MAY 18, 2012
Drought in Karnataka

 

4661.   SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE be pleased to state:

(a)   whether any  package has been provided to farmers  facing severe drought conditions in Karnataka;

(b)   if so, the details thereof and if not the reasons therefore; and

(c)    the  other steps  Government  proposes to  take to  rescue  the State  and  particularly the farmers from the severe drought situation?

 

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

 

(a) to (c):  Government  of Karnataka  submitted a memorandum  in the wake of drought of 2011 in respect of 23 districts covering 109 taluks seeking Central assistance from Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.

An amount of Rs. 186.68 crore has been approved from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) subject to adjustment of 75% balance available in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for the drought of 2011.

In addition, an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) is re-assessing damages caused due to drought in the State.