9 tehsils declared drought-hit in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, Oct 13 (UNI) The Chhattisgarh government today declared nine tehsils of Rajnandgaon and Kawardha districts as drought-affected and halted debt recovery from farmers there.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Raman Singh.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Minister of State for Food Satyanand Rathiya denied that the tehsils were declared drought-affected as they came within the constituency from where the Chief Minister might contest the year-end assembly polls.

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