> Home / More Current Affair News / Current Affair Detail

After flood, Bihar govt declares 33 out of 38 districts drought-affected



Updated On - Tuesday, 24 September 2013

18 September 2013

PATNA: Taking into account deficient rainfall this year,Bihar government today declared 33 out of the 38 districts of state as drought-hit.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination and Secretariat) Brajesh Mehrotra and the Principal Secretary (Disaster Management Department) Vyasji said the decision was taken because of deficient rainfall in these districts at 20 per cent below normal during the monsoon season.

Overall, the state has received deficient rainfall by 25 per cent at 668.6 mm as against annual average at 892.2 mm, they said and rued that the monsoon lasted only 15 days in Bihar as against the normal 45-46 days.

Due to erratic and deficient rainfall, the underground water table has declined leading to a drought situation, the officials said, adding that the prevailing drought would have adverse bearing on agriculture production, animal husbandry and employment generation for the people.

The plantation of paddy has been particularly affected by scanty rainfall this season.

On measures to tackle the drought, the officials said the state government would provide assistance to farmers under the state disaster response corpus and the central disaster response corpus with immediate effect.

The collection of land rent and cess, irrigation charge, electricity bills and cooperative loans from the farmers in 2013-14 would be deferred, they said, adding that measures would also be taken to save standing crops, star farming of alternative crops, creating employment for rural people and to take care of the cattle.

The situation in the remaining five districts of Arwal, Banka, Rohtas, Kishanganj and Araria was being monitored and the state government would decide appropriately if the standing crops start to dry up.

Altogether 20 districts of Bihar were hit by floods recently in which more than 200 people had died and about seven million others displaced.

Published by: The Economic Times 

Entrance Exam Notice Board 2022
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (CSIR UGC NET)
Exam Date : 01/29/2022 Last Date : 01/02/2022
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)
Exam Date : 01/05/2022 Last Date :
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test (BHU UET)
Exam Date : 09/28/2021 Last Date : 09/06/2021
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Banaras Hindu University Postgraduate Entrance Test (BHU PET)
Exam Date : 09/28/2021 Last Date : 09/06/2021
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)
Exam Date : 01/23/2022 Last Date : 11/16/2021
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)
Exam Date : 01/23/2022 Last Date : 11/16/2021
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Joint Admission Test (JAM)
Exam Date : 02/13/2022 Last Date : 10/11/2021
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Exam Date : 02/05/2022 Last Date : 09/24/2021
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
MIT Institute of Design Design Aptitude Test (MIT ID DAT)
Exam Date : 04/03/2022 Last Date : 02/28/2022
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT)
Exam Date : 09/27/2021 Last Date : 08/31/2021
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Indian Business Schools Aptitude Test (IBSAT)
Exam Date : 12/25/2021 Last Date : 12/16/2021
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Exam Date : 01/02/2022 Last Date : 11/30/2021
More...