Central Team to Visit Odisha for Assessment of Drought Situation and to Suggest Remedial Measures
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar , 22/9 ( Odisha Samachar )- Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh has directed the Ministry to constitute a Central Team comprising of officers of the Ministry and a representative of ICAR-Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack.
Central Team headed by Shri R.P.Mallick, Additional Commissioner and State Officials will shortly visit State of Orissa for assessment of drought situation and to suggest remedial measures.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas has requested the Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister to depute a Central Team for taking a firsthand view of the prevailing drought situation in different parts of the State and suggest remedial measures and strategies for combating agrarian and rural distress. Shri Pradhan has highlighted that 8 districts namely Dhenkanal, Khurda, Bolangir, Boudh, Bargarh, Subarnapur, Kandhamal and Kenosha have received less than normal rainfall. Additionally, agricultural activities in 103 blocks in 23 districts have been adversely affected. (PIB)