Nitish Kumar declares entire Bihar as drough-hit

Posted By: Mamatha
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Patna, Aug 15: Soon after unfurling the tricolour at the Gandhi Maidan, Nitish Kumar, Bihar CM declared that the entire state was drought-hit as the over 30 percent rainfall deficit had severely affected the paddy crop.

Nitish Kumar declared 10 more districts as drought-hit and expressed serious concern for the millions hit by drought, due to scanty rainfall in the Bihar.

"In view of poor rainfall till date in Aug, we have decided to declare the remaining 10 districts as drought-hit. Now entire Bihar has been declared drought-hit," Nitish Kumar said.

The CM said he would seek help from the central government to tide over the crisis. Earlier, Nitish Kumar had handed over a memorandum to the central government in New Delhi, seeking financial help of 5,062 crore to tackle the drought.

Earlier, the Bihar government declared 28 of its 38 districts drought-hit in view of the scanty rainfall.

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