The state of Telangana has made an announcement that it needed a sum of 2514 Crores as drought relief from the centre. Chief secretary Rajiv Sharma informed the centre that the state needs the amount to compensate the crop losses due to monsoon failure.
Utpal Kumar Singh who is the joint secretary in the Union agriculture ministry is paying visit to Telangana for two days to analyze the drought situation. State Government Officials are also likely to meet him and explain the situation.
He also visits the drought hit areas. Regarding this Rajeev Sharma said, "Telangana State Government has asked for relief fund of Rs.2514 Crores. The drought situation is prevailing in the state.
We have requested inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) to recommend on seeing the reality happening and overcome the distress situation." We already reported that as the normal June rains were missing this year, lots of crops failed and farmers are suffering badly. The Ground water has also reduced drastically.