Bihar govt declare 26 districts drought-hit

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Patna, Aug 10: An official on Monday, Aug 10 said that more than half of Bihar state has been declared drought-hit.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a state cabinet meeting assessed the situation and took the decision to declare 26 out of 38 districts in Bihar as drought-hit, after considering all details.

The districts declared drought-hit include Siwan, Bhojpur, Gaya, Nalanda, Jehanabad, Rohtas and Tehmur.

Bihar has recorded a 43 pc rainfall deficit so far this monsoon season.This badly hit the transplanting of paddy seedlings and the farmers.

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