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TAKE STEPS TO MEET DROUGHT IN 27 DISTS’ Saturday, 06 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
TAKE STEPS TO MEET DROUGHT IN 27 DISTS’
Saturday, 06 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Balangir MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo on Monday urged the Union Government to implement the disaster management policy effectively to tackle drought-like situation in 27 districts of Odisha.
Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, the BJD member said 27 out of 30 districts have received less than 56 per cent rain this year, which would result in crop loss and migration.
The worst sufferer would be landless agriculture farmers and people from socially underprivileged communities, including dalits.
Unless preventive measures like strengthening of irrigation network, better watershed management, improvement in infrastructure and implementation of
disaster management policy are not undertaken beforehand in these districts, people would suffer a lot, Singhdeo added.