103 hoblis may be declared drought-hit: Kagodu

103 hoblis may be declared drought-hit: Kagodu

Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa on Thursday said the number of districts with drought-hit areas may increase in the days to come.

Thimmappa, who chaired a meeting to review the drought situation here, said that as of now 68 taluks in 22 districts have been declared drought-hit. Hoblis in 103 taluks are likely to be declared drought-affected, he added. 

He said that unlike previous years, this year, south Karnataka, including many parts of the Malnad region is facing drought as compared to Hyderabad-Karnataka and Mumbai Karnataka. The minister said the government has imposed ban on drilling of borewells. But the rule may have to be relaxed in case there is severe shortage of drinking water, he added.

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