Union Home Minister chairs High Level Committee meeting for Central assistance to states affected by drought
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here today for Central Assistance to States affected by drought.
The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog Shri Arvind Panagariya, 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 the affected states by severe drought. The HLC approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) in respect of Andhra Pradesh to the tune of Rs 433.77 crore, Rs 815 crore for Odisha and Rs 1304.52 crore for Uttar Pradesh. The HLC has deferred the decision in case of Telangana to the next week.