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May

1195

1492

297

June

1183

1622

439

July

1117

1600

483

August

1188

1649

461

September

1235

1650

415

Total

5918

8013

2095

Month

Excess energy

supplied (MU)

Energy supplied (MU)

2008-0

9

Energy supplied (MU)

2009- 10

262.

The above extra energy was drawn under UI and the average rate was Rs. 5.30 per unit. Thus the

extra expenditure incurred on account of extra supply to agricultural sector was Rs.1110.35 Crore. As far as the impact of extra supply on agricultural production is concerned it is to be submitted that all the

farmers do not have private tube well facility.

263.

Therefore only the farmers with private tube well facility could save their crop .Had UPPCL not

supplied the extra power to PTWs the crop which could be saved would also have been lost. Due to

drought situation in the current year supply has been ensured to agriculture sector for 12 to 13 hours.

264.

The U.P. Power Corporation has not been granted any support from GoUP on account of financial

constraints. It is therefore requested that a sum of Rs. 1110.35 crore should be provided to UPPCL towards

cost of additional power supply during the drought period.

Minor Irrigation

265.

For mitigation of drought department of minor irrigation has installed 82,643 free boring/shallow

tube wells, 688 deep tube wells, 5994 medium tube wells and additional irrigation prudential of 1.9 lakh hectare has been created. Apart from this effort according to CCL norms were relaxed to released all the funds during 2009-10. Under Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana 7155 private tubewells have been energize.

Ongoing Drought Control Measures

266.

Efforts are being made to lessen the impact of drought by the construction of reservoirs, digging of

bore wells, deepening of existing wells, lowering of river intakes and diversion of flood water for groundwater recharge, conserving soil moisture by proper crop rotation, use of drought resistant varieties etc. Under the Drought Prone Area Programme of the Govt. of India executed by the State emphasis was

given on the improvement in minor irrigation facilities, soil and water conservation works and aforestation. These measures for drought control in the state are executed through Rural Development, Agriculture, Minor Irrigation and Forest Departments.

267.

For the monitoring and assessment of drought in the country, a programme named as National

Agricultural Drought Assessment and Monitoring System has been initiated by the Dept. of Space where fortnightly bulletins are provided based on interpretation and analysis of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) satellite data. The drought assessment is based on the analysis of vegetation conditions as seen on the satellite images every fortnight. For U.P, the drought bulletins are being issued

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