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Jharkhand declared drought-hit state

india Updated: Aug 16, 2010 17:46 IST

All the 24 districts of Jharkhand were today declared drought-hit following poor monsoon, officials said.

The decision was taken by Governor M O H Farook's advisory council.

A fortnight ago, the government had declared only 12 districts as drought-hit before adding four more to the list a couple of days ago.

All the district administrations have been asked to speed up relief measures, the officials said.