CM declares 16 tehsils as scarcity affected areas in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Due to situation arising out of scanty rains in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani declared as many as 16 tehsils, which included 10 from arid Kutch district, followed by four from Banaskantha and one each from Patan and Ahmedabad, as the scarcity affected areas with implementation effect from October 1st.

The arrangements are being made to provide fodder for animals, and water and employments to farmers in these tehsils, Gujarat Revenue Minister Mr. Kaushik Patel said.

In this reference, Rupani has instructed the Chief Secretary Dr. J. N. Singh and the Revenue Department to collect information of rainfalls and other related issues of these areas and to submit an immediate report to him.
The Revenue Minister said after submission of this report, Chief Minister will take stock of the situation to take necessary decisions and steps pertaining to help.

Patel said the state government and Chief Minister are determined to resolve the issues of live-stocks, farmers and water with adoption of a sensible approach.

He also urged not to make any politics on these sensitive issues.

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