UP CM demands relief package for Bundelkhand from Modi

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Published on 7 May 2016 6:38 AM GMT

UP CM demands relief package for Bundelkhand from Modi
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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav met Prime Minister Narendra Modi,on Saturday and sought centre’s help to meet the drought situation in Bundelkhand.

The CM has rejected the proposal to supply water through train again and stuck to his demand for supply of 10,000 road tankers so that they can be filled with water from nearby sources and sent to the drought affected areas.

In addition Yadav, has demanded a relief package of about Rs. 11,000 crore from the centre to help farmers and other needy people in the state.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan had also attended the meeting.

It may be recalled that Modi had called a meeting of Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka over the problem of drought.

The CM office tweeted about the meeting:

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted about the meeting:

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