Union Home Minister Chairs High Level Committee Meeting for Central Assistance to Andhra Pradesh, Others

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New Delhi. The High Level Committee chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved the additional Central assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) of Rs 1604.15 crore to four States of Andhra Pradesh (cyclonic storm ‘Phethai’) of Rs 82.65 crore , Manipur (floods/ landslides) of Rs 42.46 crore, Jharkhand (drought) of Rs 272.42 crore and Rajasthan (drought) of Rs 1206.62 crore.

The meeting was held in New Delhi on February 28 to consider the additional Central Assistance to these four States, which were affected by floods, landslides & cyclone Phethai and drought (kharif) during 2018-19.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance, Agriculture and NITI Aayog were present on the occasion.

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