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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.