Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha demands drought relief for state

Ranchi, 9/9: The Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha (JJM), a joint platform of organisations, has demanded that drought relief should be immediately provided by the state government and the Centre.


Referring to available rain data, the Mahasabha stated that the state received 25 per cent less rainfall than what was considered normal. Garhwa and Palamu were the most affected among the districts that received less rainfall. The shortfall could severely impact paddy cultivation, Mahasabha mentioned in a statement.


“Almost all the districts of (the) state received less than normal rainfall during the initial days of monsoon. Therefore, the situation is grim even in districts that received better rainfall in subsequent weeks such as West Singhbhum, East Singhbhum and Saraikela-Kharsawan. According to government’s data, this year the net sown area under paddy is about 50% less than normal,” the statement said.

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