The central government has said that it will only give 502 crores to Jharkhand for drought relief. This is much less than the 9131 crores that the state government had requested. The government has said that the reason for this is that Jharkhand’s claim of being drought-affected is not technically sound.
The state government had declared 226 blocks in 22 districts of Jharkhand as drought-affected in 2022. However, the central government has said that the rainfall data does not support this claim. As a result, the government has said that Jharkhand will have to use its own disaster fund to provide relief to the affected population.
So far, only 10 lakh farmers in Jharkhand have received drought relief. The remaining 23 lakh farmers are still waiting for help. The government has said that it will try to provide relief to all the affected farmers as soon as possible.
The decision of the central government has been met with criticism from the state government. The state government has said that the central government is not taking the drought in Jharkhand seriously. The state government has also said that the central government’s decision will only make it more difficult to provide relief to the affected population.
The drought in Jharkhand has had a devastating impact on the state’s economy. The drought has caused crop losses and has led to an increase in the number of people seeking employment. The government’s decision to only give 502 crores for drought relief will make it even more difficult for the state to recover from the drought.
The government has said that it will review the situation in Jharkhand in the coming months. If the drought continues, the government may be forced to provide more relief to the affected population