Shri Daljeet Dogra, Secretary, Revenue said here today that in order to deal with the drought like conditions prevailing in various parts of the State, the State Government had released a sum of Rs. 28.60 crores to the Deputy Commissioners of all the 12 districts to provide immediate help to the affected by providing gratuitous relief, transportation subsidy on drinking water and fodder, repair and restoration and employment generation programme.
He said that in addition to this, a sum of Rs. 24.54 crores had been released to the departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Food & Civil Supplies, PWD and I&PH. He said that these departments have been told to undertake various activities such as supply of seeds and other agricultural inputs to affected small and marginal farmers on subsidized rates, to provide pesticides and horticultural inputs on subsidized rates to the affected horticulturists, transportation subsidy on cattle feed under drought relief, repair and restoration of fish farms etc, repair and restoration of damaged works, installation of new hand pumps and their energization, transportation subsidy on drinking water and employment generation programme. Thus a total sum of Rs. 53.14 crore had been released to the Deputy Commissioners and various departments, he added.