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Jan 29, 2019

Centre releases additional assistance of over Rs 7000 cr from NDRF to six states, one UT

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The Centre has released additional assistance of over seven thousand crore rupees from National Disaster Response Fund to six States and one Union Territory affected by natural disasters. The states are Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat, and Puducherry.

A high level committee chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh today approved the additional Central assistance. The meeting was held in New Delhi to consider more financial assistance to these States and the Union Territory, which were affected by floods, landslides, cloudburst, cyclone Gaja and drought during 2018-19.

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh were among those present.

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