Central delegation to visit drought-hit Bundelkhand on Jan 24

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Mahoba, Jan 22 (UNI) A high-level central government delegation could reach the drought-hit Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh on January 24.

The delegation would visit villages under Jhansi and Chitrakoot Dham divisions in Bundelkhand to assess the situation, sources said here today.

Besides, it would review the implementation of various Central government schemes, including National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), mid-day meal, Sampoorna Saksharta, Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Ration distribution.

The agricultural department of the Union Government had decided to sent the delegation in the region after the demand of a package from the Uttar Pradesh government.

On the basis of its report, the UP government would be provided the package, sources informed.

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi had also visited the impoverished Bundelkhand on January 17 and done ariel survey of five villages.

The Amethi MP had also assured financial assistance from the central government to the affected locals.

The region has been facing drought for the last several years, which has created hunger, poverty, employment and water crises, besides farmers are also commiting suicide.

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