The state government is set to declare 30 taluks across 13 districts drought-hit as rainfall continues to be deficient in these areas.
Revenue minister R Ashoka said that once the taluks are declared drought-hit, all measures including claiming grants from the Centre will be pursued.
However, opposition parties are unsatisfied with the government’s criteria of declaring a taluk drought hit.
Both MLAs and farmers allege that though more than 50 taluks have been hit by drought, but the government has only identified 30 taluks.
Revenue department officials, however, attributed the discrepancy to a technicality adopted in determining drought-hit areas.
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