The govt should publish white paper on the funds released and utilized to handle drought: Shettar

Belgavi: Alleging that the state government has completely failed in tackling drought, opposition leader in the assembly Jagadish Shettar demanded the state government to publish a white paper on how much fund has been released and spent on drought relief works.

Speaking to reporters after visiting the drought affected areas, Shettar, said while hundreds of villages in Belgavi district are facing acute shortage of drinking water; only one village is being supplied with tanker water. The government has not yet set up fodder banks and Goshala in the district.

"These are the information provided by the officials. It shows how negligent the state government is,'' he added.

He said that the state government has claimed that it has set up 7,000 safe drinking water units across the state. But in reality, most of them are not functioning. The multi village schemes have also failed

Referring to chief minister Siddaramaiah's statement that the state government will waive off farm loans if the Centre shares 50% of the burden, Shettar, said, "We have been asking him to give us the data on how much loan the farmers have availed so that we can put pressure on the Centre. But till today we have not got the data."

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