The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here today for Central Assistance to Uttarakhand and Karnataka.
The Committee examined the proposal based on the reports of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) which visited the states of Uttarakhand and Karnataka affected by flood and drought respectively. The HLC approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) and National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in respect of Uttarakhand to the tune of Rs. 208.91 crore (188.91 + 20.00). The HLC also approved an amount of Rs. 1782.44 crore from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) in respect of Karnataka.
Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.