UP Government Promises Steps To Provide Drought Relief

Lucknow: Taking strong note of drought conditions in water-scarce Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh government said it will take all possible steps to ensure that there is no starvation death, a day after the Centre announced a relief of Rs. 1,304 crore for the region.

“It is being ensured that no one dies there due to hunger under any circumstances and all measures are being taken for it…in case of death due to hunger, the district magistrate will be personally held responsible,” Relief Commissioner Ashok Kumar said.

Review of the ongoing work to deal with drought conditions and relief measures in the districts will be undertaken every 15 days by the chief secretary through video conferencing, he said.

The chief secretary today apprised the Cabinet Secretary during a meeting in Delhi about the works being done by the state government to deal with drought, he added.