The Kharif season is said to complement the monsoon in the country. Under which sowing and transplanting of Kharif season starts with the onset of monsoon. But, this time in many states sowing of Kharif crops has been affected due to indifference of monsoon. For example, due to less rainfall, drought-like conditions are prevailing in many states and the area under sowing of Kharif crops has decreased. but yet dried has not been announced. The name of Bihar is also included in this list of states. But, the Bihar government has started preparations to assess the drought. Under which Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has given instructions to the officers to assess the drought at the panchayat and village level.
Instructions to help farmers in every possible way
A high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar last day to review the drought-like situation in Bihar due to less rain. In this meeting, on the one hand, where Chief Minister Nitish Kumar instructed the officials to assess the drought at the village and panchayat level as soon as possible. On the other hand, the Chief Minister has given instructions to identify the drought-affected areas and provide all possible help to the farmers of these areas.
Seeds being distributed to tackle drought
The Bihar government is giving seeds of crops that are ready in a short time to deal with the drought-like conditions in the state. For this, the Bihar government has started a scheme. Under this scheme, the special focus of the Bihar government is more on 11 districts. In which Gaya, Nawada, Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Munger, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Jamui, Bhagalpur, Banka and Nalanda districts are included.
In fact, due to drought, paddy cultivation has been affected. Keeping this in mind, it has been decided to provide the farmers of these states with contingency crops i.e. crop ready seeds in short time.
36% less rain than normal in Bihar
In this monsoon season, less than normal rainfall has been recorded in many states of the country. In which the name of Bihar is also included. According to the data, this monsoon, Bihar has recorded 36 percent less rain than normal. At the same time, due to this, the cultivation of paddy has also been affected in a large area. According to the estimates of the central government, due to drought, there has been a decline in paddy area of 0.21 million hectares this kharif season compared to last year.
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