may soon announce relief for Bundelkhand farmers
New Delhi (PTI):
Expressing concern over the condition of farmers due to severe drought in
Bundelkhand, the Government on Monday informed the Lok Sabha that a special
programme for the region would be announced soon.
we have not received any special proposal for the Bundelkhand region, it
requires a separate programme and a long-term solution has to be found for the
region. We are going in this direction only," Agriculture Minister
Sharad Pawar said in reply to a question.
With regard to
Madhya Pradesh's demand for over Rs 1,883 crore from the National Calamity
Contingency Fund, the Minister said "it is being considered. A high-level
committee will discuss the report from the state."
A decision will be
taken on May 8 or 9, Pawar said.
PTI & The Hindu