There was a lot of uproar in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly over the demand to make Jharkhand drought-hit. to the state drought prone The legislators of the main opposition BJP have protested at the gate of the House, demanding to do so, raising slogans with poster banners in their hands. The BJP MLAs dressed as farmers reached the well creating a ruckus. There was also a discussion on drought in the house. Responding to this, Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh said that this time there has been less rain in the state, it is a matter of concern.
Badal Patralekh said that in the last cabinet meeting, the matter was discussed with the Chief Minister of the state Hemant Soren. He said that for the first time there was no drought situation in the state. Moreover, there has been drought and famine in Jharkhand and meetings have been held by the state government. The Agriculture Minister said that the Agriculture Department has informed the Chief Minister and the Disaster Management Department about the situation in the state. Describing about the sowing of Kharif crops in the state, he said that so far only 35 per cent of the fixed target of cultivation has been achieved in the state. Because till now Kharif crop has been sown in 6 lakh 89 thousand hectares of land in the state, whereas there is 27 lakh hectares of cultivable land in the state.
Didi Kitchen will be started if needed
He said that the state has received 50 percent less rainfall this time. The department will soon organize a meeting with Chief Minister Hemant Soren in this regard. Describing the measures to deal with drought, he said that the state government is working in the interest of the farmers, for this work is being done on the alternate farming scheme. Along with this, five lakh new ration cards are being made so that no one has any problem with food. Whereas if there is a need in the state, Didi Kitchen will be started again.
Government is making efforts to give relief to farmers
While talking to PTI, Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto said that the committee had decided to hold a special discussion to understand the farmers and farming situation in view of the low rainfall in the state on Friday, the government should reduce the pain of the farmers. Will also try to find a solution. Significantly, the state has received 258.7 mm of rain since June 1, which is considered the beginning of the monsoon season, against the normal forecast of 508.2 mm of rain during the period till July 31 this year.
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