Agri minister reviews drought in Boudh

Boudh: Agriculture Minister Pradip Maharathy reviewed the drought-hit areas caused by rain deficiency this monsoon in Boudh on Tuesday. The review meeting was held at the water shed office where Maharathy ordered the district deputy director to immediately provide 50% rebate water pumps, fertilizers and pesticides to the farmers.

Kantamal MLA informed that 80% of crops are apprehended to be affected by scanty rainfalls. Finance minister Pradip Kumara Amat asked officials of the district soil conservation department to implement govt projects properly.

Notably, along with Finance minister Pradip kumara mat, Kandhmal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, MLA Mahidhar Rana and Agricultural department commissioner Pramod Kumar Meherda, other district officials were also present in the meeting.