The Centre on Monday approved Rs. 2,100 crore funds under the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) for Karnataka and Gujarat, which recently faced drought and floods respectively.
The Committee examined the proposals based on the report of the central team that visited the affected states hit by severe natural disasters.
A high-level meeting for Central assistance to states affected by natural disasters was held in in the national capital under the chairmanship of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya, Agriculture Minister Sanjeev Balyan and other senior officials.
It approved the assistance from the NDRF in respect of Karnataka to the tune of Rs. 1,540 crore and for Gujarat an amount of Rs 562 crore regarding the losses caused by drought and flood respectively.