Nitish government preparing to declare Bihar drought-hit, farmers will get compensation

In Bihar, preparations are being made to declare the state drought-hit amidst drought conditions triggered by deficient rains.Agriculture Minister Sudhakar Singh has announced this in the new government of Nitish Kumar.Minister Sudhakar said that the paddy planting has been affected due to low rainfall across the state, so the government will compensate the farmers for their losses.

Agriculture Minister Sudhakar Singh said at Mohaniya in Kaimur district on Friday that the Bihar government is contemplating to declare the state drought-hit.The situation is worse in 125 blocks of the state.The government will help the farmers whose crops have been damaged or where other Kharif crops including paddy have not been planted.The government will compensate the farmers for the loss.Preparations are being made to give one-time compensation to the farmers.

On the other hand, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is taking stock of the drought situation in the state.CM Nitish visited Jehanabad, Gaya and Aurangabad districts on Friday.He will also take stock of the drought conditions by conducting an aerial survey of Munger, Lakhisarai and Jamui districts on Saturday.

The CM directed the officials to keep an eye on the situation arising out of less rain and make full preparations to help the farmers.Along with this, farmers were asked to make available the relief amount of diesel subsidy soon.CM Nitish also stressed on providing 16 hours non-stop power to the farmers.