Andhra Pradesh government has taken further measures in the drought affected areas under drought relief works.
Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu today held a meeting with senior officials of various departments and directed them to take war footing steps in helping the drought victims. There should be coordination between the departments in taking up drought relief works, he said.
He also directed the concerned departments to take steps in solving drinking water problem, fodder to cattle and water for irrigation.
To come over the fodder problem, the chief minister said fodder banks should be set up in every village to meet the fodder demand. The Fodder bank would be set up in 50 acres of land in every village. For this the government would take land for rent if necessary for providing fodder to cattle, he said.
The chief minister asked the agriculture and civil supplies officials to ensure that farmers got the minimum support price for their produce as collection of rabi paddy has just now begin in the districts of Nellore , East and West Godavari districts. The district collectors should monitor in ensuring minimum support price for farmers, he said.(NSS)