Late monsoon worrying, will work with states: Minister

New Delhi, July 8 : Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday said the delayed sowing in the country due to late arrival of monsoon was a matter of concern and the central government will work with the states if a drought like situation arises.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the State Agriculture Ministers Conference here, Tomar said there was a delay in the arrival of monsoon but it would be too early to jump to any conclusion regarding drought.

"We have reports that monsoon will be normal.

In case, there is less rains or a drought like situation, we will work jointly with states," he said.

On possible negative impact on foodgrain output due to lower rainfall, Tomar said: "There is nothing to worry.

We are working with the states."



Source: IANS