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Govt sanctions Rs 5,021 cr to 10 disaster-hit states

Govt sanctions Rs 5,021 cr to 10 disaster-hit states
The Centre has approved Rs 5,021 crore as assistance to 10 states hit by calamities, including flood and drought.

The High Level Committee, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the central assistance to Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. The Committee examined the proposal based on the reports of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team, which visited the states affected by flood, landslides, cloudburst, hailstorm, cyclones and drought, a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

The assistance of Rs 5,020.64 crore has been approved, including Rs 4,979.97 crore from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) and Rs 40.67 crore from the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP). Among the 10 states, Andhra Pradesh will get Rs 584.21 crore, Assam Rs 269.40 crore, Rs 822.96 crore for Bihar, Rs 152.28 crore for Himachal Pradesh and Rs 171.69 crore for Karnataka.

While Manipur will get a financial assistance of Rs 19.11 crore, Rajasthan will receive Rs 370.27 crore, Rs 2,014.45 crore for Tamil Nadu, Rs 314.22 crore for Telangana and Rs 303.05 crore for Uttar Pradesh.

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