Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Miserable Condition of Farmers due to Continuous Drought Situation, 26/02/2016

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Miserable Condition of Farmers due to Continuous Drought Situation, 26/02/2016. State Governments initiate necessary relief measures to farmers in the wake of drought and other natural calamities from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) which is readily available with them. Additional financial assistance to State Government, over and above SDRF, is considered from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) on receipt of relief memoranda from State Governments and in accordance with extant norms and procedures. Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare is concerned with coordination of relief measures necessitated by drought. The details of financial assistance approved State-wise by the Government of India in the wake of drought from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for the last two and current years are at Annexure.