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Joint efforts must be made to deal with drought: Modi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 7: Prime Minister rendra Modi on Saturday said the Centre, states, local bodies, NGOs and citizens must work together to resolve problems posed by drought in various parts of the country. Chairing a meeting here on the drought and water scarcity situation in parts of Maharashtra with the state’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadvis and senior officials, Modi said the authorities must focus on medium and long-term solutions to tackle drought. He also stressed on the importance of using water efficiently through drip irrigation and sprinklers in agriculture, stating that drip irrigation in sugarcane increases the quality of sugar. The prime minister said there was a need to adopt a judicious mix of traditiol and modern water conservation and storage mechanisms. He said that a lot can be learnt from the water magement practices and measures adopted by Chhatrapati Shivaji. (IANS)

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