Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Drought Situation in the Country, 29/04/2016
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Drought Situation in the Country, 29/04/2016. Due to deficit monsoon during the year 2015-16, Governments of Karnataka (both for Kharif and Rabi), Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan submitted Memoranda seeking financial assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) after declaring drought in several parts of those States. The details of districts identified as drought affected in drought hit States is at Annexure-I. The list includes 7 additional districts declared as drought affected by the State Government of Maharashtra as per their intimation dated 25.04.2016. Government of Gujarat has declared drought (semi scarcity affected areas) in 5 districts.