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Home ministry approves over Rs 1,000 crore grant for Rajasthan, Nagaland

A high-level committee (HLC) under the chairmanship of Amit Shah approved an additional central assistance of over Rs 1,000 crore under the NDRF to Rajasthan and Nagaland

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the second part of Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi
Union Home Minister Amit Shah

A high-level committee (HLC) under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday approved an additional central assistance of over Rs 1,000 crore under the Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to and Nagaland, which were affected by drought during 2021-22.

The HLC approved an additional central assistance of Rs 1,043.23 crore -- Rs 1,003.95 crore to and Rs 39.28 crore to -- according to a statement issued by the Union .

This additional assistance is over and above the funds released by the Centre to the states from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), the statement said.

During the financial year 2021-22, the Centre released Rs 17,747.2 crore to 28 states in their SDRF and Rs 7,342.3 crore to 11 states from the NDRF, it added.

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First Published: Fri, June 17 2022. 08:21 IST