HC Deb 11 April 1973 vol 854 c278W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has received any requests for assistance to mitigate the effects of drought in Maharashtra state in India; and what action he proposes.

Mr. Wood

I have had no such requests, but the Government of India have asked for £250,000 from our regular aid programme to be made available for drilling rigs to provide water in the drought-affected state of Mysore. This has been done.

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