Kerala Oppn UDF to write to Centre on drought crisis
| Updated On: 2017-02-15 09:53:51.0 | Location :
Ever since it declared the State drought-affected a few months ago, the state government has taken no action to address the issue so far.
The Opposition in Kerala, United Democratic Front, has said that it would make up for the ruling Left Democratic Front government’s failure to tackle drought conditions in the state by writing to the Centre asking it to urgently send a high-level delegation for evaluating the prevailing situation and the loss suffered by the State on this account.
Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said this at press conference here on Tuesday, The Hindu reported.
Ever since it declared the State drought-affected a few months ago, the state government has taken no action to address the issue so far. It even failed to take the basic step of preparing a memorandum to the Centre and to tabulate the agriculture losses in Palakkad, Idukki, Wayanad, and Thrissur, the four severely hit districts.
The Opposition Leader also expressed serious concern at the rise in prices of essential commodities, particularly rice.