Rajnath Singh approves Rs 157.23 crore for Uttar Pradesh, Rs 60.76 crore for Maharashtra

NEW DELHI: India’s Home Minister of India 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, Radha Mohan Singh, Union Finance Minister,Arun Jaitley, Union Home Secretary,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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