Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, Apr 27:
Drought relief allocations to all states including Odisha has seen a quantum leap since the Narendra Modi government took over, said Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh in Lok Sabha yesterday.
“Drought relief allocations to all states has seen a quantum leap since the Narendra Modi government took over. We have made higher allocations to Karnataka, Odisha and other states compared with the central assistance given in 2011-12,” he said.
Singh was replying to a question by BJD MP Kalikesh Singh Deo who said that the central assistance in most cases was meagre compared with demands made by various states.
This shortfall was creating hurdles for Odisha government in giving relief, compensation and other assistance to the affected people, Deo had added. (With inputs from IANS)