Gehlot announces relief measures to tackle drought

  • Press Trust of India, PTI, Jaipur
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  • Updated: May 13, 2003 13:09 IST
In view of the severe drought conditions prevailing in Rajasthan, the state government has decided to provide employment to famine hit people for 15 days in a month instead of the present ten days, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said.

"More days of employment in relief works would help the people in rural areas overcome the severity of drought for the fifth consecutive year," Gehlot told a public meeting in Gogunda village in Udaipur district yesterday.

The state government was rushing drinking water to scarcity-hit areas through 6,000 tankers and each district collector has been provided Rs 25 lakh to take emergency steps for providing drinking water in difficult areas during the next two months before monsoon sets in, he said.

He said the midday meal being provided to students in government schools all over the state would continue even during summer vacations.


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