Drought woes: Centre allots funds to parched Karnataka

Drought woes: Centre allots funds to parched Karnataka

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-04-22 13:38 New Delhi: In a high level committee meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh here today, Central assistance in the forms of funds were allotted to Karnataka, Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh who have been affected by drought and 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). 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. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting. (ANI)