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Puducherry: Inter Ministerial Central team visits drought hit villages

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 March 2017, 17:02 IST
An inter ministerial Central today visited drought hit villages in Puducherry for assessing the loss suffered due to failure of north east monsoon.
 
The 11-member team is led by the Joint Secretary to Union Agriculture Ministry Rani Kumudini.
 
The team also held discussions with the farmers about the drought situation.
 
Puducherry government had already declared Puducherry and Karaikal regions as drought hit following inadequate rains.
 
The team also held discussions with the Puducherry Administration.
 
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy had already urged the Centre to release a relief of Rs 105 crores for Union Territory to tackle the drought situation.
 
He had also presented a detailed report to the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh during his visit to Delhi a few weeks ago.
 
-PTI
First published: 6 March 2017, 17:04 IST
 
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