Centre releases over Rs 2,014 crore assistance to Tamil Nadu as drought relief

New Delhi: The central government has released an amount of Rs 2,014.45 crore as financial assistance to Tamil Nadu affected by drought and cyclonic storm, an official said on Saturday.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had chaired a High Level Committee (HLC) meeting on 23 March to discuss the issue of assistance.

The aid, released on Friday, includes Rs 1,748.28 crore for drought (Kharif), Rs 264.11 crore for cyclonic storm 'Vardha' and Rs 2.06 crore under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme, according to a release.

The Tamil Nadu government had submitted a memorandum seeking central assistance in the wake of drought and cyclonic storm 'Vardha' in the state.

The central government had sent Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) to Tamil Nadu to assess the situation.

On the recommendations of IMCT and the Sub-Committee of the National Executive Committee, the HLC had approved the financial assistance.

Updated Date: Apr 01, 2017 18:34 PM

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