Congress demands White Paper on drought

Bhubaneswar: Launching a sketching attack on State government, Odisha Congress on Monday demanded White Paper on the drought situation in the State.

“The situation is grim in 23 districts while the government is in deep slumber”, PCC president Prasad Harichandan said adding that the State has taken no measures to tackle the calamity.

Prasad also criticized the government’s announcement to provide 200 man days of work under MGNREGS in the drought affected areas. Similarly, BJD’s Jan Sampark Padayatra is just a plea to divert people’s attention, he alleged.