New Delhi: With rain deficient by 22 percent this year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has directed all the department and ministries to to coordinate with states to meet any eventuality by monitoring the monsoon situation on a weekly basis.
As per a government official, "The Prime Minister has been apprised of the situation. He has directed all the departments and ministries to coordinate efforts with state governments to meet any eventuality, and monitor the situation on a weekly basis."
With the current situation, the key concern is for Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan where the situation is getting worse everyday as these states are the one with the minimum amount of rainfall. The government will have its eyes fixed on power supply and proving irrigation facilities to important crops like Rice so that the loss is confined.
On the other hands states like Punjab and Haryana have also experienced less rains but the impact is less as these states were already prepared to handle such a situation with one of the best irrigation facilities in the country. Such states inspite of being affected by monsoon are expected to report a low amount of loss as compares to many other states. The most rain-deficit areas comprise parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat's Saurashtra and Kutch regions, and western Rajasthan.