164 tehsils declared drought-hit in MP

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Bhopal, Feb 23: As many as 164 tehsils spread over 39 districts in Madhya Pradesh have been declared drought-hit so far with seven more tehsils in four districts notified in the list.

Shahpur tehsil of Betul, Teekri tehsil of Badwani, Agar, Barod and Susner tehsils of Shajapur and Kannod and Khategaon tehsils of Dewas were also notified by the Revenue department as drought affected, official sources said today.

Many districts particularly in Bundelkhand region received scarce rains this monsoon, resulting in severe drought.

The state government had sought Central assistance of Rs 1500 crore for drought relief works, besides a special package of Rs 24,000 crore to create permanent assets for irrigation.


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