“The local administration had been directed to immediately start employment oriented and relief work in the affected areas,” the spokesperson said, adding that the affected people would be granted 200 days work instead of 100 days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act (MGNEGA).
A proposal seeking an extension of work days would be sent to the Centre. The state government would also send a memorandum to the Union government briefing about the drought condition.
The energy department had been directed to ensure uninterrupted power supply for the irrigation pumps. The compensation and the crop insurance benefits to the farmers would be provided only after getting the final assessment report of crop damage.
The farmers facing famine would be provided rice as the village panchayat of the affected areas had been directed to stock sufficient quantity of rice and supply one quintal to each affected person.