(News) Threat of famine looms large over U.P. Bundelkhand : Yogendra Yadav

Threat of famine looms large over U.P. Bundelkhand : Yogendra Yadav

Professor Yogendra Yadav, former Aam Aadmi Pary leader and founder of Swaraj Abhiyan, on Monday said that a threat of famine looms large over Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh where people and livestock are struggling for food and drinking water due to poor monsoon in the past three successive years.

"The centre of drought this year is UP and not Marathwada as projected earlier. Most districts in UP this year received less than 20% rainfall in monsoon," said Yadav, who is on `Samvedna Yatra' visiting drought affected areas in the country. The aim of the Yatra is to highlight the plight of the drought hit farmers at the national level. The 35,000-km Yatra started on October 2 and will end on October 15 after covering seven states including drought affected regions of Telangana, Marathwada, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

In UP, after covering Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot, Kaushambi, Fatehpur, Rae Bareli, Unnao and Kanpur Dehat, Yadav reached Kanpur on Monday. He told reporters that he will write to chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to brief him about the enormity of the drought and suffering of farmers. "I will also put forward some suggestions for relief based on interaction with farmers at the grassroots," he said. He will visit Auraiya, Etawah and Agra on Tuesday and leave for Rajasthan on Wednesday.


Courtesy: Times of India