KOPPAL: Priority will be accorded to food security, irrigation and welfare of the backward classes in the 2012-13 budget, said Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.
After reviewing drought situation and progress of various departments in the district at Gangavati on Saturday, the CM instructed officials to open two goshalas in all revenue circles of the district and ensure fodder and drinking water to livestock. The fodder available in the district will be sufficient for just six weeks and hence officials must take measures for adequate stock of fodder till the end of the summer, he cautioned.
“There is no dearth of funds to tackle drought situation and officials must initiate measures to ensure drinking water to rural areas in the summer,” he added.
He told officials to open help-lines in all the four taluks supply drinking water by tankers to the remote areas of the district.