Chief Minister directed to conduct crop condition assessment through eye estimation in the tehsils which received scanty rainfall

  • 28 tehsils of the state recorded below normal rainfall
  • Instructions given to collectors to send proposals to declare Tehsils as drought-hit

Raipur ( | Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has directed officials concerned to conduct assessment of crop condition through eye estimation in the tehsils of the states which received below normal rainfall. He has also directed to prepare an immediate action plan for relief work in tehsils with scanty rainfall. It is noteworthy that in the current monsoon season, 28 tehsils of the state have recorded less than 60 per cent rainfall as on August 01 and are reeling under threat of drought.

The weakening of monsoon in the state and below normal rainfall in the districts of northern part of the state especially in Surguja, Surajpur, Balrampur and Jashpur, has affected sowing of Kharif crops. Expressing their concern over this, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Chintamani Maharaj, MLA Mr. Brihaspat Singh along with other MLAs met the Chief Minister and urged him to declare these tehsils of Surguja division as drought-hit. Taking cognizance of the same, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has directed the Chief Secretary to conduct an assessment of the crops through eye estimation in the affected tehsils and take necessary steps for relief work.