Declaration of drought

Crucial steps

Print edition : February 03, 2017

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam meeting his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada on January 12 to seek an increase in the release of Krishna water. Photo: PTI

MGNREGS work on at Siruganur village in Tiruchi district on January 8. The Chief Minister’s package has increased the number of working days under the scheme to 150. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj

Agriculture Minister R. Duraikkannu (fourth from right) inspecting a paddy field at Vadapathi village in Thanjavur district on January 7. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam

The Chief Minister declares all the 32 districts of Tamil Nadu drought-affected and announces a relief package. Opposition parties welcome the announcement but want transparency in spending the funds.

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