Madhya Pradesh government declares 110 tehsils in the state as drought-hit

Farmers in Tikamgarh district had only recently protested under the opposition Congress's banner demanding that the district be declared drought-hit.

Published: 12th October 2017 12:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2017 12:53 AM   |  A+A-


(File image for representation)

By Express News Service

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government has declared 110 tehsils in 13 districts of the state as drought-hit.

According to principal secretary (revenue) Arun Pandey, out of the 110 drought-hit tehsils in 13 districts, seven are in Ashok Nagar, eight in Bhind,11 in Chhatarpur, seven in Damoh, five each in Gwalior and Indore, nine in Panna, 11 in Sagar, 10 in Satna, nine in Shivpuri, seven in Sidhi, 10 in Tikamgarh and 11 in Vidisha district.

More than half of the drought-hit tehsils are in the rain-starved Bundelkhand region’s five districts: Damoh, Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh, Panna and Sagar. 

Farmers in Tikamgarh district had only recently protested under the opposition Congress's banner at the Tikamgarh district headquarters demanding that the district be declared drought-hit.

The police had used force the protesters allegedly resorted to stone pelting. Further, a group of around 40 farmers, who were returning to their villages after the protests were detained by the cops at Tikamgarh Dehat police station. They were allegedly stripped and thrashed.

The state government had ordered a probe into the incident and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) taking suo-moto cognizance of it had sought a detailed report from the state’s chief secretary and the DGP.

The state’s principal secretary (revenue) Arun Pandey said on Wednesday that a fresh review of the drought-hit tehsils in the state will be done on October 17. 


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp