Akhilesh meets PM over drought situation

New Delhi: Amid a political slugfest between the Samajwadi Party and BJP over the water crisis in Uttar Pradesh, especially in drought-hit Bundelkhand region, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Yadav discussed with the prime minister the drought and water-scarcity situation that has badly hit the state and apprised him about the work done by his government for farmers and drought affected areas.

“Had a productive meeting with UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on the drought situation in various parts of UP. The various drought mitigation measures undertaken in the state were discussed extensively in the meeting,” Modi tweeted.

In another tweet, he said: “Akhilesh Yadav and I discussed the need to effectively utilise the period before monsoon for water recharge and conservation efforts. Usage of latest technology and community participation, particularly of our Nari Shakti can play a key role in effective drought management.”