Centre Sanctions Over Rs. 5,000 Cr To Drought-Hit Maha, MP

Centre Sanctions Over Rs. 5,000 Cr To Drought-Hit Maha, MP

Submitted by Subeditor on Wed, 2015-12-30 09:51 New Delhi: The Centre has sanctioned over Rs 5,000 crores for drought-hit Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Rs.3049 crores have been alloted for the drought affected regions of Maharashtra and around Rs. 2000 crores for Madhya Pradesh. This decision was taken at a high-level Committee meeting held in the national capital under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, attended by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, vice-chairman of NITI Aayog and other senior officials of concerned ministers. The committee examined the proposals on the basis of report of the Central Teams which visited the drought-affected parts of the state and approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund. Welcoming the announcement, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in a series of tweets acknowledged the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh. “Grateful to Government of India and Hon'ble @BJPRajnathSingh ji for approving Rs.3049 crore assistance towards Maharashtra drought relief. It is biggest ever relief given by Central Govt to Maharashtra,” Chief Minister Fadnavis tweeted. “Thank You Hon @narendramodi ji for the continuous care