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Gujarat govt to conduct cattle camps amid scarcity

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on December 13, 2018

In the wake of drought situation in the State, Gujarat government announced conducting cattle camps in about 51 talukas.

As per the rules for cattle camp, an assistance of Rs 25 per cattle will be provided. The State revenue minister, Kaushik Patel stated that 51 affected talukas as prescribed under State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) rules and 45 additional talukas announced as affected in special case will cover over 13 lakh farmers. The farmers will be given an assistance of Rs 6,800 per hectare with a ceiling of 2 hectare.

"A plan is being prepared in coordination between Narmada, irrigation and water supply department to arrange water availability for drinking and irrigation till June. A report will be presented before the meeting of the scarcity committee," said Patel.

As per the State government data, 147 dams out of the total 203 reservoirs have water storage level less than 50 per cent of the capacity as on December 7, 2018.

Published on December 13, 2018

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