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