Question raised in Rajya Sabha on compensation to drought affected farmers, 31/07/2015

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on compensation to drought affected farmers, 31/07/2015. During the year 2014-15, due to deficient monsoon, Governments of Haryana declared drought in 21 districts, Uttar Pradesh in 44 districts, Karnataka in 9 districts, Maharashtra in 26 districts and Andhra Pradesh in 7 districts of the State. These States had also submitted detailed Memoranda seeking financial assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for drought relief. Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) visited the affected States to assess the drought situation and submitted reports. Government of India approved Rs.777.34 crore to Uttar Pradesh, Rs. 200.35 crore to Karnataka, Rs.168.87 crore to Haryana, Rs.1962.99 crore to Maharashtra and Rs.237.51 crore to Andhra Pradesh from NDRF in the wake of drought for distribution as relief assistance to farmers.

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