Patna, Sep 13: The Bihar cabinet on Friday approved a compensation of Rs 3,000 per month to each farmer family in the drought affected districts of the state, officials said.
The cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. It approved a compensation of Rs 3,000 to each farmer family in the drought affected 896 panchayats in 18 districts.
The government has sanctioned Rs 900 crore for the purpose.
However, officially the state government has so far not declared any district drought hit.