Cabinet Secretary to discuss drought situation in India

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New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar will meet the Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories here on Saturday to discuss the drought situation.

The meeting will review the requirements of the States and Union Territories that have deficient rainfall and draw up an action plan to meet the situation.

Issues like price rise of essential commodities will also be discussed.

The Uttar Pradesh Government has declared 27 districts as drought-hit. The total number of drought-hit districts has reached 47.

The State Government had declared 20 districts as drought-hit.

Meanwhile, the Jharkhand Government declared the entire State as drought-hit due to inadequate rainfall in the last two months.

Earlier, the Council had declared 11 of the 24 districts as drought-hit. (ANI)

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