The state government of Rajasthan on 5 February 2014 declared 10225 villages of the state across 17 districts as scarcity-hit. With this declaration, the state government also decided to stop the recovery of land revenue from these villages. This declaration was made depending upon the crop assessment (Girdwari) reports of the collectors of 17 districts. This notification will be effective till 3 July 2014.
Barmer district of the state became the worst district with maximum number of 1507 scarcity-hit villages. The crops of these villages were affected during the Kharif season.
The states Calamity Relief and Management Department assessed 104 villages of Ajmer, 2 villages of Alwar, 1507 villages of Barmer, 1501 villages of Banswara, 1072 villages of Jhalawar, 986 of Dungarpur, 934 of Pali 482 of Baran, 339 of Bikaner along with other villages in other districts.
Who: Rajasthan government
When: 5 February 2014