931 More Villages Declared ‘Drought-Affected’ In Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government on Thursday, 3 January, announced another 931 villages in the state as "drought-affected", which will entitle them to several benefits and concessions.
Earlier, the Union government had announced 151 of the 358 tehsils in Maharashtra as drought-affected in October.
"A government committee has assessed the data of water availability and fodder and crop productivity in tehsils which were not covered under the Centre's relief scheme," he told reporters.
"Today's announcement means only these villages are declared as drought-affected and not the entire tehsil (where the village is located)," said an official from the Relief and Rehabilitation Department.