Drought crisis: Akhilesh apprises PM, says enough water in Bundelkhand

New Delhi : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and apprised him of the drought and water crisis situation in the state.

“We apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the situation, put forth our concerns regarding drought and also crop damage due to hailstorm. Water is available in Bundelkhand, dam is hardly 5kms away. We just have to make arrangements for distribution of water,” Yadav told the media here.

In a marathon meet, Prime Minister Modi will also meet the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Karnataka in New Delhi for discussions on drought and water-scarcity situation which has hit these states badly.

The Chief Ministers of the drought-hit states are meeting the Prime Minister separately.

The ministers and officials of concerned Ministries are present at the meeting.

Apart from taking stock of the situation, Prime Minister Modi will also review steps taken by the states to address drought-related problems.

He will also seek details of progress of relief work in the meeting with the Chief Ministers. (ANI)