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Centre approves Rs 218 cr to UP, Maharashtra for crop damage in 2017

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An amount of Rs 218 crore has been approved by the Centre to and as compensation for crop damage due to natural calamities in 2017, the said Wednesday.

The decision was taken at a meeting of a committee chaired by in

The committee approved an additional assistance from the 157.23 crore for and Rs 60.76 crore for Maharashtra, a spokesperson said.

While has been given for damages caused to rabi crops due to drought in 2017-18, was given the amount for pest attacks and cyclone in 2017.

Minister Arun Jaitley, Radha Mohan Singh, and senior officers of the ministries of home, and agriculture and NITI Aayog attended the meeting.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:15 IST