Union Home Minister approves Central assistance of Rs 7,214.03 crore to States affected by natural disasters

The High Level Committee chaired by the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, approved the additional Central assistance from NDRF of Rs 7214.03 crore to 6 States and one Union Territory, viz. Rs 317.44 crore to Himachal Pradesh (floods & landslides), Rs 191.73 crore to Uttar Pradesh (floods), Rs. 900.40 crore to Andhra Pradesh (drought), Rs. 127.60 crore to Gujarat (drought), Rs. 949.49 crore to Karnataka (drought), Rs. 4,714.28 crore to Maharashtra (drought) and Rs. 13.09 crore to UT of Puducherry (cyclone).

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However, The high level meeting was held on Jan 29, 2019 to consider the additional Central Assistance to above six States and one UT, which were affected by floods, landslides, cloudburst & cyclone Gaja and drought (kharif) during 2018-19.

Meanwhile, The Union Finance Minister, Shri Piyush Goel, Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance,  Agriculture and NITI Aayog were present in the concern meeting.

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