Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi today and apprised him about the prevailing drought situation in the state and sought the Centre’s assistance for the state.
KCR was accompanied by chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma , Revenue Secretary B.R. Meena and senior officials met the PM and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh and top officials were present during the meeting.
CM has outlined the immediate and long term measures undertook to mitigate the drought situation and sought Centre’s assistance. He mentioned that State ensured drinking water supply, provided mid day meals to students, input subsidy to farmers, fodder to cattle.
He also apprised about the Telangana government’s Mission Kakatiya for restoration of 46,000 tanks and Mission Bhagiratha project as permanent solutions to face the drought and deficit rainfall and also to provide safe drinking water to rural households
CM said that State has sought ₹3,064 Cr drought relief fund, got Rs ₹712 Cr so far and requested PM to sanction more money.