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Sharad Pawar to take stock of Haryana drought

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First published: August 10, 2012, 8:48 AM IST | Updated: August 10, 2012
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Sharad Pawar to take stock of Haryana drought
Haryana had last week sought a special package from the Centre to deal with the drought like conditions.

New Delhi: With drought-like conditions staring Haryana, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar will be visiting the foodgrain producing state on Friday to take stock of the situation. Haryana and Punjab have so far experienced deficient monsoon.

Pawar will hold a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and the state government is expected to ask the Centre for compensation.

Haryana had last week sought a special package from the Centre to deal with the drought like conditions.

The Haryana government has also constituted a Committee of Secretaries to keep a vigil on the situation arising out of deficient rainfall in the state.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

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