Approves additional assistance from NDRF of Rs 157.23 crore for UP and Rs 60.76 crore for Maharashtra
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) in New Delhi today to consider the additional Central Assistance to the States of Uttar Pradesh (affected by rabi drought during 2017-18) and Maharashtra (affected by pest attack & cyclone during 2017).
The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance, Agriculture and NITI Aayog were present in the meeting.
The HLC approved the additional assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) of Rs 157.23 crore for the state of Uttar Pradesh and Rs 60.76 crore for the state of Maharashtra.
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