MP seeks central assistance of Rs 1,548 cr

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Bhopal, Feb 19 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh government has sought central assistance of Rs 1,548.91 crore for drought relief.

A memorandum in this regard was presented, at a meeting with state government officers here today, to a central team -- led by Joint Secretary (Agriculture) S L Patnayak -- that arrived here to assess the drought situation, an official release said.

As many as 37 of 48 districts were reeling under drought, the release added.

UNI AC PK RS2255

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