Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh appealed to the drought-affected states that they take immediate steps to fight drought and review it on week to week basis. The Minister said this while briefing the press reporters today.
Shri Singh said that for the first time in our country, Prime Minister sat with Chief Ministers of drought affected states for as long as two-hour and has shown such seriousness with giving immediate relief to the people suffering from famine , water - scarcity and had detailed discussions on agriculture .
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met Chief Ministers of the drought affected states over last fortnight. The last meeting of the Prime Minister was on May 17 with Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Earlier, Prime Minister met chief minister of Telangana, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka.