Bhubaneswar: The agriculture secretary is responding to the threat of drought in 11 districts. Concerns have now been raised as the years are getting shorter in those districts. “It’s raining so you don’t have to worry,” he said. We are monitoring it, we are reviewing it. That’s why farmers shouldn’t worry. And if it doesn’t rain, we’ll see what happens. Agriculture Secretary Sourav Garg reacted. “Currently, the state is in dire straits, but if there is a drought in the state, it could be catastrophic.”
However, 11 districts in the state have received below normal rainfall this year. According to the office of the Special Relief Commissioner, Balasore, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Subarnapur, Bhadrak and Cuttack. , Jajpur, Khodha, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara received less than normal rainfall. On the other hand, Nuapadha, Gajapati, Boudh, Malkangiri, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Balangir, Bargarh, Anugul, Devgarh, Nabarangpur, Sundergarh, Kendujhar and Mayurbhanj districts received normal rainfall. Jharsuguda district has received more than normal rainfall.