Centre approves over Rs 2,553 crore assistance to three drought-hit states

New Delhi, Jan. 6 (ANI): A High Level Committee (HLC) chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved an assistance of over Rs 2,553 crores from the National Disaster Relief Fund to three drought-hit states.

The committee examined the proposals based on the report of a Central Team, which visited the affected states by severe drought, and approved Rs 433.77 crore to Andhra Pradesh, Rs 815 crore to Odisha and Rs 1304.52 crore to Uttar Pradesh, while deferred the decision in case of Telangana to the next week.

Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and senior officers of the m,ministries of home, finance and agriculture attended the meeting. (ANI)

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