23 April, New Delhi
The India Meteorological Department, IMD, has predicted that the drought condition prevailing in the country now will remain maximum for 30 to 45 days.
Participating in the current affairs programme of All India Radio, IMD director B P Yadav said farmers faced two deficient rainfall years consecutively and the immediate solution is good monsoon.
He, said IMD has predicted good forecast and the South-West monsoon rainfall will be above normal in this year.
Earlier, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the central government is making all efforts to deal with drought situation .
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed to provide all assistance to the affected States.