Karnataka CM meets PM Modi; seeks early launch of Rs 2,064 crore drought reduction for rabi season
Kumaraswamy knowledgeable Modi that the state confronted drought scenario throughout this yr’s kharif season as properly however the monetary help sanctioned by the central authorities was insufficient.
Along with floods, Karnataka reeled below extreme drought each throughout kharif (summer season) and rabi (winter) seasons of the 2018-19 crop yr (July-June).
“Consecutive droughts, flood has introduced farmers below misery and it’s the time to hurry to their assist,” Kumaraswamy instructed the Prime Minister.
He requested Modi to expedite the method to launch Rs 2,064.30 crore for drought reduction and mitigation, the assertion mentioned.
The state authorities has submitted a memorandum in search of Rs 2,064.30 crore drought reduction fund for the continuing rabi season as crop loss is estimated to be Rs 11,384.7 crore. The state has declared drought in 156 out of 176 talukas.
Within the assembly, Kumaraswamy apprised the Prime Minister in regards to the pro-active steps taken to mitigate the drought affect on farmers.
The state has launched Rs 386 crore from the State Catastrophe Response Fund (SDRF) and given precedence to make sure consuming water and fodder, in addition to creating 1.19 crore man-days jobs below the MGNREGA scheme, he added.
The state authorities has superior Rs 1,351 crore in the direction of cost of pending wage and materials payments in anticipation of launch of central funds, Kumaraswamy mentioned and requested for early launch of funds to make additional wage funds.
The chief minister additional mentioned the central reduction funds launched to the state for drought confronted throughout kharif season this yr was not enough.
The Centre sanctioned Rs 949.49 crore in opposition to the state authorities‘s demand of Rs 2,434 crore as drought reduction for the kharif season, which is lower than 50 per cent of the enter subsidy declare by the state, he famous.
The crop loss through the khariff and rabi seasons collectively is estimated to be Rs 32,335 crore, he added.