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Uttar Pradesh staring at a drought, says chief secretary Rajive Kumar

He directed officials to ensure all ponds are filled with water as soon as possible

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Only 17% water stock left in Maharashtra
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is staring at a drought and officials have been asked to publicise ways to preserve and fill all with water, state chief secretary has said.

"Keeping in mind a possible drought, all divisional commissioners and district magistrates have been instructed to co-ordinate with respective departments on a priority basis, and take necessary action in this regard," Kumar said in a statement issued yesterday.


He directed officials to ensure all are filled with water as soon as possible and that canals are not diverted.

Kumar also asked them to ensure adequate fodder for animals, and medicines and other resources at veterinary hospitals.

First Published: Sat, October 14 2017. 14:22 IST
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