Scarcity relief work on in full swing

The Gujarat government today declared 652 villages in ten talukas of Surendranagar district as scarcity hit even as relief works in other scarcity areas were on in full swing.

india Updated: May 09, 2003 12:46 IST
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The Gujarat government today declared 652 villages in ten talukas of Surendranagar district as scarcity hit even as relief works in other scarcity areas were on in full swing.

In Surendranagar district alone a total of 82,820 labourers were provided employment through 354 works besides two kgs of grain provided to each labourer working on relief sites, official sources said here today.

In Rajkot district, relief work at Rafala old pond, which started on March 13, was completed on April 27, sources said.

The government, at a high-level meeting, to take stock of the situation in scarcity villages, decided to provide potable water through tankers on a token amount of Rs 10 per tanker to hostels and schools in scarcity-affected areas of the state.

Prominent among those who attended the meeting included Water supply minister, Narottam Patel, agriculture minister Bhupenrasinh Chudasama, Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel and Health Minister IK Jadeja besides senior government officials.

First Published: May 09, 2003 12:46 IST