23 more Andhra Pradesh mandals declared drought-hit

With this, the number of drought-affected mandals has reached 121.

Published: 31st March 2018 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2018 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

of the 23 drought-hit mandals , 15 are from Kadapa district and eight in  Anantapur district.

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA:  The State Government has declared 23 more mandals in the State drought-hit during Rabi 2017-18, in addition to the 98 mandals that were already notified as drought-affected. With this, the number of drought-affected mandals has reached 121.According to the revenue (disaster management) department, of the 23 drought-hit mandals , 15 are from Kadapa district and eight in  Anantapur district.

“After examining the reports furnished by the collectors of Kadapa and Anantapur, the government hereby declares 23 additional mandals -- 15 in Kadapa categorised as severely drought-hit and eight in Anantapur as moderately drought-hit. The total mandals declared as drought affected in the State are 121,” Special CS Manmohan Singh said in a government order released on Thursday.

Drought-hit mandals so far

  • Prakasam: 43 severe drought-hit, 12 moderate drought-hit
  • Nellore: 15 severe drought-hit
  • Kadapa: 19 severe drought-hit, 8 moderate drought-hit
  • Anantapur: 23 moderate drought-hit
  • Vizianagaram: 1 severe drought-hit

Total: 121 of the 664 mandals



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