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Centre asks state CMs to review preparedness to handle any weather-related contingency

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The Centre has asked State Chief Ministers to review all the measures before time to handle the situation arising out of any monsoon failure. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has projected normal southwest monsoon in its first stage forecast for this year. An updated forecast will be issued next month.

An official release said, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has written a letter to the all Chief Ministers of the states and union territories to review their preparedness to handle any weather-related contingency. The states have been asked to review the preparedness of each district in line with the District Agricultural Contingency Plans.

Mr Singh hoped that all necessary and advance steps are being taken by the state governments in the interest of the farmers. He further written that 2016-17 was a very satisfactory year for the agriculture sector as a whole, as it crated record-breaking performance in the production of cereals, pulses and oilseeds.
The States have also been told to monitor progress made in the restoration of irrigation infrastructure like desiltation of canals, repair of tube-wells and replacement of faulty pumps, repair of transformers and power lines.

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