On Sunday, October 15, 2023, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state farmers suffered a huge loss due to drought this year. The CM went on to add that the loss of Karnataka farmers amounted to a whopping Rs 30,000. Yes, you heard it right, Siddaramaiah claimed his farmers incurred unbearable losses this year due to drought. While expressing his sympathy toward the farmers of the state, Siddaramaiah said the drought condition led to the loss of crops worth crores of Rupees. It is an alarming situation for the state farmers. Seemingly, the Karnataka government understands the need for urgency very well, therefore, CM Siddaramaiah spoke publicly about the situation of the farmers in the state. We have explained more details in the following sections. You should go through it till the end. Drag down the page.
State CM Siddaramaiah further added that the drought incurred crop losses on 42 lakh hectares in the state. In addition, 216 taluks out of 236 taluks have been completely declared drought-hit. The chief minister of state reflected on the condition of farmers during the inauguration of the historic Mysuru Dasara festival. CM Siddaramaiah said, “There is crop loss of 42 lakh hectares in the state. The farmers have incurred a loss of Rs30,000 this year. As per NDRF (the National Disaster Response Fund) norms, we have sought Rs4,860 crore from the union government and the central team has visited the drought-hit areas,” Swipe down the page.
Earlier the Karnataka government announced 195 taluks were hit by drought. But the drought-hit taluks have increased by 21 taking the count to 216. He said, “Now, again after the meeting, the cabinet sub-committee has announced drought in 21 taluks. In all, 216 taluks have been declared drought-hit,” The Karnataka government vowed to provide subsidies to the drought-hit farmers. Keep reading this article for more details.
According to the Karnataka Chief Minister, the government is gearing up to facilitate subsidies to the farmers for drinking water, water for cattle, fodder, employment, and other relief measures. The CM added that this year’s drought had the quality that the crops grew but there was no yield. It was a green drought, said Siddaramaiah. The Karnataka government issued an official notification on Friday to declare 22 more taluks drought-affected, following another round of crop survey and ground truthing reports conducted in the past seven days. Stay tuned to this website for more details and further updates.