Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh has been suffering from drought for a very long time and the AP Government has come to the rescue of the people in the district, spearheaded by the CM himself. CM Chandrababu Naidu has started his tour of Anantapur district, declaring the ‘War Against Drought’ and personally overseeing implementation of drought mitigation measures in the district. He went on to visit the agricultural fields in Rayadurg and had conversations with the farmers yesterday about the prevailing conditions in the locality. He took some serious rain along with him to drought-hit Anantapur. Farmers and residents of the district heaved a sigh of relief after the much-needed rain poured down from the heaven.

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“Our sole aim is to save every acre of the crop and we are very confident that we will succeed at least 90 percent. Thankfully, rain has come to help since last night and we will complete wetting of 1.25 lakh acre crops using rain guns and sprinklers by tomorrow evening,” the CM said.

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So far, 6777 rain guns and 6434 sprinklers have been deployed in Anantapur district, while in Kurnool the numbers are 2285 rain guns and 2686 sprinklers, 3915 rain guns and 3855 sprinklers in Chittoor and 356 each in Kadapa.

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