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Updated: 19-12-2018 22:43 IST

Expressing concern that

Karnataka has become drought prone for successive years, Chief

Minister H D Kumaraswamy said Wednesday an expert committee

would be set up to study about it and find ways to mitigate

the situation.

Intervening during the reply to a discussion on drought

in the assembly in session here, he said "it is because of our

own deeds we are facing such situation today....we have been

exploiting the nature to such an extent."

The state government had alreadynotified100 taluks in

24 districts drought affected.

Earlier in his reply, Revenue Minister R V Deshpande said

that in the last 18 years, there was drought for 14 years in

the state.

During most of these years both Kharif and Rabi season

were affected due to drought, he said.

Both Deshpande and the Chief Minister said the government

will address the drought situation on a "war footing", while

pointing out various initiative taken by the government in

this regard.

They said with "foresight" the government was taking up

measures to mitigate drought situation, including creating

jobs, efficient supply of drinking water, fodder for animals,

and controlling migration of people due to distress.

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