Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a big decision for the relief of farmers affected by drought. CM Yogi has ordered for a survey of the drought situation in the state. 75 teams in 75 districts will work for this.
All DMs will have to submit a report within a week. District officials will be held accountable for negligence and delay. The collection of tubewell bills will also be postponed. Also tubewell connections will not be cut. The rent will be suspended in the affected districts.
Yogi has directed to provide seeds of pulses, oilseeds and vegetables to the farmers. The Irrigation Department will ensure the availability of water in the canals for irrigation and the Electricity Department was also directed to increase the power supply in the rural areas so that the affected farmers can get relief.
45 percent less rainfall in the state now
So far this monsoon, Uttar Pradesh has received 40 per cent less rainfall than normal. There should have been 634 mm of rain by now. But now it is 347.4 percent. Of these, the districts of western Uttar Pradesh are yearning for the most normal rainfall. Here in Baghpat and Ghaziabad 78 percent of the normal, Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Rampur, besides Kanpur Dehat, Kushinagar, Jaunpur, Gautam Budh Nagar are the districts where more than 70 percent of the rainfall is below normal.
Government is taking reports every day
The state government is keeping a close eye on the monsoon. From the Chief Minister to the officers are reviewing daily. Rainfall data is also being taken every week from the Meteorological Department. Officials and the Meteorological Department are of the opinion that if this indifference of rain continues, then many districts of the state may have to be declared drought-hit.
Top ten districts with below normal rainfall
Baghpat: 78 percent less
Ghaziabad: 78 percent less
Rampur: 72 percent less
Jyotibaphule Nagar: Less than 72 percent
Kanpur Dehat: Less than 72%
Kushinagar: Less than 71%
Gautam Budh Nagar: Less than 71%
Jaunpur: Less than 70 percent
Shahjahanpur: Less than 67 percent
Sant Kabir Nagar: Less than 65 percent
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