Monday, 8 September 2014

Revenue realization stopped in UP’s drought-hit districts

LUCKNOW: Revenue realization in drought-hit districts in Uttar Pradesh will be kept under suspension till March next year, a senior official said on Monday.

"The districts which have received less than 50 per cent rainfall are being identified to declare them as drought-hit and revenue realization in these districts will be kept under suspension till March 31, 2015," Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Alok Ranjan said.

The chief secretary was holding a state-level meeting of natural calamity relief committee here.

He also asked the divisional commissioners and district magistrates to provide necessary reliefs to farmers at the district-level on a priority basis as per the plan worked out in view of the drought.

Besides issuing directives for effective check on spread of contagious diseases and proper medical treatment to the people in the affected districts, he asked for weekly meetings of irrigation and power department officials for enhancing the capacity of modes of irrigation.

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