Karnataka Drought Relief

  • 22 Apr 2024

On 22nd April 2024, Attorney General R. Venkataramani informed Supreme Court that the Union government needs a week for talks on drought relief for Karnataka.

  • Union government requests one-week extension till April 29 for discussions on Karnataka drought relief.
  • Election Commission of India also to be involved, says Attorney General Venkataramani.
  • Supreme Court urges amicable resolution between State and Centre; Senior advocate Kapil Sibal agrees to wait.
  • The state government in Karnataka filed petition against Union government for denying financial assistance for drought management.
  • Karnataka seeks Supreme Court's intervention under Article 32, citing fundamental rights; 223 out of 236 taluks declared drought-affected.
  • IMCT assessed drought situation, recommending assistance, but Union government yet to decide on NDRF funds.