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Government: 64 taluks in 22 Districts drought-hit

The State government has declared 64 taluks of 22 districts as drought affected, excluding the irrigated command areas.

Published: 17th November 2013 08:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2013 08:56 AM   |  A+A-

The State government has declared 64 taluks of 22 districts as drought affected, excluding the irrigated command areas.

According to a press release from the government, this decision has been taken after taking into consideration two indicators --- rainfall deficiency and moisture adequacy index during 2013-14. The number of taluks  hit by drought in different districts are as follows: Bangalore Urban-3 taluks, Ramanagaram-1, Kolar-6, Chikballapur-1, Tumkur-5, Chitradurga-5, Davangere-1, Chamarajanagar-1, Mysore-4, Mandya-4, Bellary-6, Koppal-1, Gulbarga-2, Yadgir-1, Belgaum-9, Bagalkot-4, Bijapur-1, Gadag-2, Haveri-1, Dharwad-1, Hassan-2 and Uttara Kannada-1.

Measures, like MGNREG works under employment schemes to landless labourers, supply of drinking water, fodder, livestock protection would only be taken up. 



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