After three days of water train politics between the Centre and Uttar Pradesh, CM Akhilesh Yadav met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to discuss the issue.

The Chief Ministers of these three states — Akhilesh Yadav, Devendra Fadnavis and Siddaramaiah — have been invited by the Prime Minister for separate meetings.

At the meeting, PM discussed various drought mitigation measures undertaken in the state.

At these meetings, Modi will take stock of the situation with regard to drought and water scarcity that these states are facing, they said. UP, Maharashtra and Karnataka are worst hit by the twin problems.

The Centre has already made it clear that while it was doing its bit to provide relief to those affected by the drought, it was for the states themselves to address the situation on the ground.

Yadav discussed with the prime minister the drought and water-scarcity situation that has badly hit the state and apprised him about the work done by his government for farmers and drought affected areas.

“Had a productive meeting with UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on the drought situation in various parts of UP. The various drought mitigation measures undertaken in the state were discussed extensively in the meeting,” Modi tweeted.

In another tweet, he said: “Akhilesh Yadav and I discussed the need to effectively utilise the period before monsoon for water recharge and conservation efforts. Usage of latest technology and community participation, particularly of our Nari Shakti can play a key role in effective drought management.”