The team dispatched by the Centre, will visit the districts to know the ground reality and will hold a meeting with state officials on September 27.

Earlier on September 16, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had declared 44 districts as drought hit and suspended all revenue realisation in these districts.

These districts had witnessed less than 50 percent of normal rains.

Among the drought-hit districts are Kanpur, Unnao, Amethi, Muzaffarnagar, Deoria, Azamgarh, Faizabad, Saharanpur, Badaun, Kannauj, Rampur, Bareilly, Etawah, Firozabad, Mainpuri besides others.

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