The team inspected 10 districts in the last three days

The Central drought relief team, which inspected 10 districts in the State in the last three days, called on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat here on Thursday. The team, led by Pravesh Sharma, Managing Director, Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium, informed the Chief Minister that there was no situation of people migrating to other places on the impact of drought as the State government had already initiated many precautionary steps and rescheduled loans taken from cooperative banks.

The Chief Minister, according to an official release, insisted that the Union government sanction Rs. 19,665 crore to the State for drought relief as sought in its memorandum submitted recently.

The team branched off into two and inspected five delta and five southern districts.