Centre approves assistance of Rs 6000Cr to calamities affected states

With the aim of helping the states affected by natural calamities, the government on Monday approved the monetary assistances of Rs 5,981.5 crore to nine states, which were badly hit last year.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here for Central Assistance to the States.

The HLC approved assistance of Rs 1711.66 crore in respect of state of Bihar, Rs 1055.05 crore for Gujarat, Rs 169.63 crore for Kerala, Rs 420.57 crore for Rajasthan and Rs 133.05 crore for Tamil Nadu.

For Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Chhattishgarh, the committee gave its approval of Rs 420.69 crore, Rs 838.85 crore and Rs 395.91 crore, respectively.

It also gave an assistance of Rs 836.09 crore to Madhya Pradesh.

Except Kerala, Chhatishgarh and Madhya Pradesh all states were badly affected by floods in 2017. The southern state was given grant in respect to Cyclone Ockhi.

Madhya Pradesh and Chhatishgarh were affected by Kharif drought.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officials from home, finance and agriculture ministries and NITI Aayog attended the meeting.


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