The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) at New Delhi today to consider the additional Central Assistance to the States of Andhra Pradesh (affected by floods during 2017-18), Arunachal Pradesh (affected by floods/ landslides during 2017-18), Nagaland (affected by floods/ landslides during 2017-18) and Andhra Pradesh (affected by rabi drought during 2017-18).
The Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Finance Minister, Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance and Agriculture and NITI Aayog were present in the meeting.
The HLC approved the additional assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) of Rs 179.91 crore (Rs. 66.77 crore for floods + Rs. 113.14 crore for drought – rabi) for the state of Andhra Pradesh, Rs 144.26 crore for the state of Arunachal Pradesh and Rs 65.69 crore for the state of Nagaland.