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Bihar declares 28 of 38 districts drought-hit

10 August 2010

The Bihar government today declared 28 out of 38 districts in the state as drought-hit following deficient rainfall.

The cabinet presided over by Chief minister Nitish Kumar took a decision to this effect after making an intensive review of the situation in the state on reports received from district magistrates and other sources.

The Chief Minister told PTI that he would seek an appointment with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and seek a special package for Bihar under the National Calamity Contingency Fund (NCCF) guidelines.

The state is facing drought for the second consecutive year. Last year 26 out of 38 districts were declared drought affected following deficient rains.

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