Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik comes to the rescue of drought prone areas in Odisha by announcing various measures to tackle drought in state.

Patnaik in his announcement included agricultural loan at one percent rate of interest. He could give additional assistance of Rs 100 per quintal during kharif season. Odisha government also declared Rs 1000 crore to get rid of drought.

Talking about same Patnaik said, “My government has taken farmers issue seriously. I have asked party parliamentarians, legislators and other leaders to meet farmers and address their concerns.”