High Level Committee Meets for Central Assistance to States
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee for Central Assistance to States affected by natural disasters here today. The Union Minister for Finance Shri Arun Jaitley, the Union Minister of Agriculture Shri Radha Mohan Singh and Senior Officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.
The Committee examined the proposals for financial assistance to Andhra Pradesh for Hudhud cyclone, Arunachal Pradesh for floods and landslides and Karnataka for some parts of the State affected by floods and some parts affected by drought. The Committee also examined the proposal for financial assistance to Uttar Pradesh where some parts of the State were affected by hailstorm and some parts affected by drought. The Committee took decisions on assistance from National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) as per the guidelines of NDRF.