Union Home Minister chairs High Level Committee meeting for Central assistance to Karnataka, Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh affected by drought and floods
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here today for Central Assistance to Karnataka, Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh affected by drought and floods.
The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.
The Committee examined the proposals based on the report of the Central Team which visited Karnataka, affected by drought, and Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh, affected by floods. The HLC approved the assistance in respect of Karnataka to the tune of Rs 723.23 crore, Rs 35.14 crore for Puducherry and Rs 84.33 crore for Arunachal Pradesh. The Central Assistance of Rs 84.33 crore to Arunachal Pradesh includes Rs.18.00 crore under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).