New Delhi [India], Jan. 5 (ANI
): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh
on Thursday chaired a high-level committee meeting for central
assistance to Uttarakhand and Karnataka.
The committee examined the proposal based on the reports of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) which visited the states of Uttarakhand and Karnataka affected by flood and drought respectively.
The committee approved the assistance
from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) and National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in respect of Uttarakhand
to the tune of Rs. 208.91 crore (188.91 + 20.00).
It also approved an amount of Rs. 1782.44 crore from the NDRF in respect of Karnataka
Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting