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Tamil Nadu declared drought-hit, CM announces relief for farmers

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam on Tuesday declared the state drought-hit and announced measures worth Rs 510 crore to cope with the water crisis, reports said.

The Chief Minister also waived land tax besides announcing many sops for farmers.

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The move comes after various farmer associations asked the state Government to declare the districts drought-hit and give them monetary compensation.

A number of farmers in the state have committed suicide following crop failure.

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