50 districts in Uttar Pradesh declared drought-hit
50 districts out of total 75 in Uttar Pradesh have been declared drought-hit by the state government led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Decision in this regard was taken by state government on the recommendation of a natural calamity committee.
These 50 drought hit districts have received lesser than 60 per cent rain during the 2015 Monsoon period from June to September 2015. In these drought hit districts more than 33 per cent crops were ruined due to poor monsoon season.
In order to provide relief to farmers from these districts, state government has suspended recovery of all dues from them by the end of current financial year 2015-16.
State Government has asked District magistrates of these districts to chalk out a plan to deal with the drought situation and ensure that farmers are not harassed in the name of revenue realization. State government also has directed respective departments to start relief works in the identified districts in order to provide all help to the farmers.