BSY writes six-page letter to DVS on drought

BSY writes six-page letter to DVS on drought

Senior BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa has written a six-page letter to Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on the “ground realities” he witnessed during his tour of five drought-hit districts in the last few days.

Yeddyurappa, in his letter, has suggested several measures before Gowda on tackling the drought and mitigating the sufferings of people.

Yeddyurappa has stated that the State was in the grip of worse drought during the last four decades. The prevailing dry conditions had affected agriculture production, fodder availability, rural employment, and drinking water in villages and towns, Yeddyurappa said. The BJP leader toured Koppal, Gadag, Bijapur, Raichur and Yadgir districts.

Yeddyurappa has suggested that at least 15 tankers should be provided to each drought-hit taluk for supply of drinking water to villages and all mini-water schemes should be completed on a war footing.

The chief secretary should tour the drought-hit districts and constitute high-level monitoring committees headed by the respective deputy commissioners. The State government should release grants for drilling borewells, set up goshalas, and mitigate drinking water shortage without waiting for funds from the Centre, Yeddyurappa has suggested.

Yeddyurappa has also listed some of the specific problems pertaining to villages he visited during his tour.

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