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Drinking water

252.

All the pr -established water troughs (Churhies) and hand pumps at departmental institutes were

kept in working order. All were repaired timely by concerned state departments.

253.

Monitoring For proper daily monitoring the drought rescue activities, control rooms were

established in all districts and all these Directorate Animal Husbandry, Lucknow.

control

rooms

were

linked with Central Control Room of

Availability of Food Grains

254.

Food and Civil supply department has taken special measure to cope with drought situation in 58

districts of the state. Ensure availability of food grains department has taken below mentioned measures:

  • There are 5184112 BPL ration card, 3218489 Antyodaya ration card and 29550255 APL ration

card are available to the common public in drought affected 58 districts.

Food card

and Civil supply department provide 35 kg holders in pre-decided minimum rates.

food For

grain to each BPL and Antyodaya ration all BPL card holder's of 58 districts,

873000.875 mt wheat and 94143.045 mt rice was been rupees/kg wheat and 6.15 rupees/kg ric e. Similarly for 38058.080 mt wheat and 74589.035 mt rice has been made 2/- per kg wheat and Rs. 3/- for per kg rice.

made available in the rate 4.65 Antyodaya ration card holders available. Rate of which was Rs.

  • Similarly for the duration of March 2009 to October 2009, 160717 MT. wheat was allotted for

APL card holders. Rate of this wheat is Rs. 6.60/kg.

Involvement of local Govt. Institutions

  • New activities adopted by the State Govt. to combat the drought as expected by the

Government of India

  • To increase the growth in the area, production and productivity in the horticultural crops in the state, various horticultural development schemes such as National Horticulture Mission, Commercial Horticulture Development in Intensive Areas, Special Component Plan, Establishment of Micro Irrigation, National Agriculture Development Programme etc. are being implemented by which farmers of the state are encouraged to use newly developed horticulture techniques in the production of various horticulture crops and high quality and productive varieties and techniques of their preservation through training and exhibitions. Arrangements are also being made for seeds and planting material and development of infrastructural facilities for post harvest management of produced crops.

  • It may be mentioned that availability of rain water in sufficient quantity in planting and production of horticulture crops is very important. In order to provide relief to the farmers from drought in the production of comparatively low resisting vegetable crops in the drought hit districts of the state, a work plan for distribution of vegetable mini kits has

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