Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav held a discussion on drought and water scarcity in the State. The meeting was held in New Delhi as the Prime Minster invited chief ministers of three drought- hit states, Uttar Pradesh , Maharashtra and Karnataka to take the stock of the situation in these states in separate meetings.
“Had a productive meeting with UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on the drought situation in the various parts of UP,” PM wrote on twitter after the meet. Meantime, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav thanked PM for his care on drought and water scarcity issues, many states are facing these days.
PM will also hold separate discussions with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Karnataka Chief Minister S. Siddaramaiah.
Along with taking stock of the situation in these states, the PM will also ponder upon the relief that can be be provided . However, according to the sources, PM will also remind the chief minsters of these states that it is the primary responsibility of the state it self to take care of these basic amenities.