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Another 931 villages declared drought-affected in Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The government on Thursday announced another 931 villages in the state as "drought-affected", which will entitle them to several benefits and conessions.

Earlier, the had announced 151 of the 358 tehsils in as drought-affected in October.

held a review meeting on situation earlier Thursday.

"A government committee has assessed the data of availability and fodder and crop productivity in tehsils which were not covered under the Centre's relief scheme," he told reporters.

"931 villages from 50 revenue circles were found to have less than 50 per cent productivity. These villages will now get the benefit of schemes for drought-affected areas," Patil said.

"Today's announcement means only these villages are declared as drought-affected and not the entire tehsil (where the village is located)," said an from the

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First Published: Thu, January 03 2019. 22:50 IST