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India TV Exclusive: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visits drought-affected areas, assures all help

The worst affected is the Kutch region. In the entire monsoon season, the area received only around two inches of showers.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 19, 2018 23:47 IST
Vijay Rupani
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Vijay Rupani

Owing to scanty rainfall in 11 districts, the Gujarat government has declared 51 tehsils, comprising 3,291 villages, as drought-affected.

The worst affected is the Kutch region. In the entire monsoon season, the area received only around two inches of showers. Hence, all 10 tehsils here are declared drought-hit.

On Monday, the chief minister visited these areas and assured all help to the people. However, irked public demonstrated in front of the CM.

In Kutch region, as a result of scanty rainfall, those who are into animal husbandry are worst affected. Their animals have nothing to eat. As a result, now, people of these areas have started migrating from the region.

Nearly 800 people have moved to other places with their twenty thousand animals.

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