In all likelihood the Centre is to take a final call on drought relief to Telangana on Jan 14. This was stated by Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao in Delhi today.
Talking to reporters after calling on Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh, he said that he sought Rs 1500 cr towards drought relief. Singh has assured of taking a decision on drought relief on Thursday and inform to the state government, he said. He presented the union minister a memorandum seeking financial assistance under various heads. Harish urged the union agriculture minister to offer Rs 1000 cr for construction of godowns to increase storage capacity and Rs 1,024 cr for the state under national Dairy scheme. (NSS)