Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Tuesday that western India is likely to be worst affected by a sub-normal Monsoon, with possible drought-like conditions in some areas.
“Monsoon is delayed. Western India is expected to be worst affected and drought-like situation might prevail in some pockets,” Singh told reporters after a delegation from Maharashtra met him on this matter.
He said a separate contingency plan will be worked out along with the state governments for drought-prone regions like Vidarbha in Maharashtra, to ensure there is no shortage of drinking water and fodder. “Vidarbha region is drought-prone. We will think of all possible measures to help farmers so that they are not forced to commit suicides due to crop failure,” he said.
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As per the Met Department, the Monsoon is likely to improve after July 6, said Singh.