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Union Home Minister conduct a meeting for Central assistance to States affected by natural disasters

Newdelhi:13/12/117:he Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here today for Central Assistance to the States of Manipur, Mizoram in the wake of flood, landslides and to Kerala in the wake of drought (rabi & kharif) of 2016-17.

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance, Agriculture and Niti Aayog attended the meeting.

The HLC approved the assistance of Rs. 130.65 crore from National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) in respect of state of Manipur. The HLC also approved Rs 49.02 crore for the state of Mizoram, including Rs 42.77 crore from the NDRF and Rs 6.25 crore from National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP). The Committee also approved Rs.125.47 crore in respect of Kerala, including Rs 112.05 crore from the NDRF and Rs 13.42 crore from NRDWP

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